We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again.Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II
Friends, I am a believer in that Jesus guy you might have heard about. This is Holy Week for those of us who are in his fandom. Some posts will have that Easter theme going for it and, I promise to be respectful, kind and courteous as I always strive to be and all that jazz. Grace, peace, love everyone.
Palm Sunday is the final Sunday of Lent, the beginning of Holy Week, and commemorates the triumphant arrival of Christ in Jerusalem, days before he was crucified. Palm Sunday is known as such because the faithful will often receive palm fronds which they use to participate in the reenactment of Christ’s arrival in Jerusalem.
Palm Sunday for many in Jesus’ fandom is very different this year. It’s happening without the fanfare of the palms and other ceremonial trappings. Maybe it’s helping those who celebrate be more intentional and introspective. Thinking more about the event and what it means. Jesus came into Jerusalem with a humble heart knowing what awaited him. His journey would be one of the most important road trips in history.
Be grateful that you have slowed down, and that life has more meaning these days. Even in these tough times, you have an opportunity to regain a part of you that was lost. May this new normal be long-lasting.