At the mention of Palm Sunday, the scene immediately comes to mind (Mark 11:1-10).
The scene, and the actors as well.
- Two disciples are sent by Jesus to bring him “a colt tied, on which no one has sat”.
- Some people observing the disciples’ intervention object but finally accept.
- Many people spread clothes on the road, they wave branches in welcome.
- They acclaim Jesus as the one who “comes in the name of the Lord”.
- The Pharisees protest at this glorious welcome (Luke 19:40).
- Jesus tells them: “If they remain silent, the very stones will cry out.”
An event that took place some 2000 years ago.
A scene of the distant past.
A reality ever present.
A message ever meaningful.
A coming ever happening…
WE could be in our world today…
Those who are sent by Jesus…
Those who object or protest…
Those who welcome and acclaim…
On this Palm Sunday, I ask myself: ‘Where do I stand?’
Note: Another reflection on a different theme is available in French at: https://image-i-nations.com/dimanche-des-rameaux-annee-b-2021/