Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, Psalm 22 – God is Always With Us
Have you ever asked God, “Where are You?” Have you ever felt the world was against you and that God was distant and had abandoned you? How did you weather that storm in your life?
Jesus struggled with similar feelings at the end of his earthly life. He cried out words from this Psalm while on the cross. Yet, in the midst of his suffering, he chose faithfulness to His Father. In your prayer this week ask for the grace to grow in fidelity to God, to be a better disciple of Jesus, and to rely more deeply on the power of the Holy Spirit.
Through the life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus we have the promise of eternal life. In your fasting this week, consider how keeping your eyes on Christ can help you realize that God is always with you.
During this Holy Week, set aside time to enter into the Passion, Death and Resurrection of the Lord by participating in the Sacred Paschal Triduum. If participating in person is not possible, here is a link to an online Stations of the Cross experience from Catholic Relief Services.