So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!" And Jesus found a young ass and sat upon it; as it is written, "Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on an ass's colt (Jn 12:13-15)!"
Jesus Christ came to bring us the kingdom of God. He is the true King who offers peace, joy, and everlasting life for those who accept his kingship. Does the King of glory find a welcome entry in your heart and home? Do your walls echo with the praise of his glory?
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The Sacred Legacy of Last Words
There is a reverence attached to last words that makes them rise above everyday speech. When loved ones die, we read their “last will and testament” with elevated solemnity. After a tragic suicide, we look for a note as a clue to the person’s state of mind and heart. When a condemned criminal is executed, we pause to offer the opportunity for closure by asking, “Any last words?”
Meditation: Does the King of glory find a welcome entry in your home and heart? Jesus went to Jerusalem knowing full well what awaited him - betrayal, rejection, and crucifixion. The people of Jerusalem, however, were ready to hail him as their Messianic King! Little did they know what it would cost this king to usher in his kingdom. Jesus' entry into Jerusalem astride a colt was a direct...
Father Rick's Blog
Over the past month, our Gospel has been taken from chapter 5 of St. Matthew’s Gospel. We have heard a great deal about being authentic, intentional disciples.
What is an intentional disciple?
It is something that you do not just fall into by accident. To be an intentional disciple, you make a deliberate choice to follow Jesus and act like Jesus!