Happy Palm Sunday,
It may seem odd to extend a greeting of hope as our world is wracked by the devastation of Covid19. Yet, as Christians we begin the most solemn week, Holy Week commemorating today as when Jesus entered Jerusalem and followers waved palm branches to our king upon a donkey. His passion will be proclaimed and in the hush of next werk’s Holy Saturday, we wait. Waiting can be a very fruitful time. In recent week’s from our cloisters we have implored our risen Lord to sustain us, console the sorrowing and fill us with his presence. Dying for the love of God has been an invitation this Lent bringing us more fully into conformity with him. Time in this cloister has been a time to intercede for the world and for your petitions. 14 thousand have perished in Italy alone. The first priest fatalities were called home in the US this week. Millions are staying at home and no set date to resume activity is in sight. Palm Sunday shows up and reminds us we are journeying real-time to EASTER! The good news of the RESURRECTION and life eternal are before us! We are witnesses to our beloved who gave his life so we too may have new life.
Come, let us be on our way!