Journey To The Cross

Palm Sunday Procession  (March 24, 2013)

Luke 19:28-40

Today we come together as a Church to celebrate Palm Sunday. It’s our way of kicking off Holy Week. Just like in Luke’s Gospel, we raise our palms to celebrate the triumphant entrance of our King into Jerusalem. Even though this journey may look like a festive parade through the eyes of the world, let us never forget where this path is leading…it’s our Lord’s journey to the cross. Without the cross, there is no resurrection, without the resurrection there is no salvation. Pope Francis stated in his very first homily, “When we walk without the cross, when we build without the cross, and when we profess Christ without the cross, we are not disciples of the Lord.” So as disciples of the Lord, let us raise our palms with courage and prepare to embrace the saving power of the cross!

Pope Francis giving his first homily as our new Pope

Pope Francis giving his first homily as our new Pope