Palm Sunday – What Was Jesus Doing?

Our scripture passage for this Palm Sunday, March 28, is John 12:12-36.  This is the gospel of John’s version of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem that we celebrate each year on Palm Sunday.  Holy Week begins with cheers that later turn to jeers, arrest and death.  Jesus interprets the meaning of these events for us, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit . . . And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.”  (v. 24, 32)   The cross of Christ reveals God’s great love for us.  May we allow that love to change us.

peace, Ernie