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Passion Sunday

 

The Gospel is from two different chapters in Matthew today.

1.Matthew 21:1-11 New American Bible (Before Mass Begins)

2. Matthew 26:14 through 27:1-66 New American Bible

or

 3. Matthew 27:11-54 New American Bible

 

1.Matthew 21:1-11 Bible Gateway New International Version (Before Mass Begins)

2. Matthew 26:14-75, 27:1-66 Bible Gateway New International Version

Or

  3.Matthew 27:11-54 Bible Gateway New International Version

 

Jesus rode on the donkey.

People cut palm branches and spread them on the road in front of him.

 

Think about that first they were waving palms at Jesus, honoring him as “He who comes in the name of the Lord.”  Then a few days later they were hollering to Pontius Pilate, “Crucify him!  Crucify him!”  God loved us so much that He asked His only Son to die on the cross to save us from our sins.  Jesus called out, “My God! My God! Why have you forsaken me?”  When a time comes in your life when you feel as though God has forgotten you, remember that he has a purpose in allowing things to happen. God can make good things come to your life, even when you make mistakes.  Remember to ask that God’s will be done, not yours.  Remember to ask God to show you his will and help you to desire it with all your heart.  Each time you think God forgets about you, it makes you sad.  It makes God sad when you forget about him, too.  So every morning and every night be sure and say “Hello,” to God. Thank him for being your God. Ask him to help you follow his Ten Commandments.  Ask him to help you love your neighbor as yourself. Thank him for sending his son, Jesus to save you from your sins.  If you stay in touch with God, He will be your light showing you the way to heaven even in your darkest hour.

            Say the Our Father and ask God to help you so that you never forget about him and his goodness to you.

 

“Our Father, who art in Heaven,

Hallowed be Thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done,

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day, our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

As we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen.”

 

Copyright ©2002, 2004 Joan Y. Edwards