Palm Sunday – 2017

 

On this Sunday, we commemorate Jesus’ triumphal entrance to His own city of Jerusalem. Entering the city, He did not use any chariots or magnificent horses but a simple ass (donkey). Though the crowd was shouting “Hosanna” – which means save, we beseech – there was no triumphalism in Jesus. St. Matthew quotes the prophet Zechariah: “your king comes (…) meek and riding on an ass”. The word “meek” – means – gentle and uncomplaining; accepting other’s actions and opinions without arguments”.

Such it is the way of God entering and acting in our life. He doesn’t make any spectacular effects to manifest His presence and work. God enters our life in a quiet and very gentle way, so gentle that we even do not realize that God is present, that He do something to help us in our tasks.

It is very important and fruitful to us to recognize God in our midst. It may happen on the condition that we will be opened to God’s working and grace, and humble enough to admit that something what happened was done by God, though happened through people or even through ourselves.

Let us keep our minds and hearts opened to God’s inspirations and let us glorify Him for all His wonderful deeds He has done, and doing, for us. Especially those which are unrecognized by us yet.

 

Fr. Kgotsofalang SCJ

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