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Year of faith: Palm Sunday



YEAR OF FAITH: Palm Sunday

The first day of the Holy Week. We are invited to understand the value of suffering and to bear it in the likeness of Christ. Prophet Isaiah explains to us that he was able to accept the strife that came his way because he was convinced that the Lord will not let him down. Could anyone other than Christ endure the limitless sufferings and shameful death? It was just for my sake and the totality of the world’s sinfulness. The extent of the sufferings only shows the truth of His love.

 Pray for the grace to listen to His voice / words, in imitation of Christ, be obedient and humble to the end as Jesus was to the will of the Father.


Being human we fit best with the crowd and the apostles, looking for easy ways to shelf hardships. Trust in Christ who from the Cross is ever willing to forgive our timidity. He awaits our return.

Lord, I believe, I want to believe.

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