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Palm sunday

was there yesterday, a wonderful feast of meeting our Lord entering Jerusalem, a joy mixed with premonition of His suffering.

Our priest preached the following (not sure I reproduce this as it meant, rather, it’s like it came to me.

You stay here today with box branches, imitating the crowd that met our Lord in Jerusalem with palm leaves. Like they, you exclaim “Hosanna”, that is, “Save us!”.

Yet do you remember that just in a couple of days the same crowd cried out:”Crucify him!”? It is simple to say: “We are not they, that we will not imitate”. It takes an effort to understand why did they do so.

They did so because the salvation did not come in forms desired. There were no spectacular triumph, neither immediate liberation. Instead, something strange has happened.

And when we pray “Save us”, what salvation do we ask for? Isn’t this an immediate liberation from everyday burdens and inconveniences? Isn’t that a request of immediate and spectacular prevailing of “good” (that’s us) over “bad”?

So are we ready to accept our salvation in a way He likes?

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