Lenten reflections 2018 - Holy Week



Passion/Palm Sunday


(Isaiah 50: 4-7 Philippians 2: 6-11 Mark 14-15:47)

‘Blessings on Him who comes in the name of the Lord'


This day, Passion Sunday, touches all Christians in very deep ways. It is the beginning of the end, an end opening up a new beginning. We are drawn into the drama of Jesus' final hours and are asked to respond the question, 'Who is this?' Who is this man Jesus, and what is the meaning of his life for our lives? Our response is very important, not for the sake of Jesus, but because it will influence everything that makes up our lives.

 So for this week, let us walk with Jesus - these, his final days, hours on earth. Let us not look at theological, moral implications and meanings at this point, but allow ourselves to be present to Jesus wherever he is and in whatever he does. We will use our active imagination to help us become present to Jesus as he walks the streets of Jerusalem. Let us allow ourselves to really touch into the experience of Jesus and allow this experience to speak to us. Reach out to Jesus in his moments of desolation and frustration - the culmination of a life lived especially for you and me.

 You are on the road with the multitudes singing and praising the Son of David. Feel the joy of the moment, hear what the people are saying. Look through the crowd -You see some unhappy faces? You know they are plotting to kill this humble king riding on a donkey, this king is prepared to die that all may experience fullness of life. As you look round, you meet the eyes of Jesus. Can you see his compassion for you? He asks, 'Who am I for you'? What would you like to say to Jesus right now?


Breath Prayer:

I breathe in:    ‘Jesus, Son of David’

I breathe out:   ‘You are …’ (your answer to the question of Jesus)


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