Celebrate Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday, also known as Passion Sunday, is a day in which the liturgy focuses on the suffering and death of Christ. Generally, the sermon is followed by a procession and the blessing of the palms. The palms are often taken by church members to their homes or burned to be used during the following year's Ash Wednesday. In the Christian tradition, Passion Sunday is the first day of Holy Week.
People commemorate the Passion of Christ in different ways. For some, it's a religious holiday, while for others, it's simply a celebration. However, Christians all over the world mark this day with great enthusiasm and joy.
Passion Sunday marks Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, and it is often associated with the procession of palms. This event occurred a week before Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection. Passion Sunday always falls on the Sunday before Easter.
Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost. - Luke 19:9
The passion of Christ was a journey that ultimately ended in crucifixion. Jesus died on the cross for the sins of all humanity so we could all be forgiven. If we have forgiveness for everyone who has ever wronged us, we will able to walk in the presence of God without any sin or guilt, and we will receive the gift of eternal life. Eternal life is the ultimate gift from God.
Jesus' resurrection on the third day after his death is known as Easter by some denominations. While we also enjoy all the fun and excitement the celebration brings, make time to remember that God sacrificed his only son for all of us.
This Palm Sunday, allow the Holy Spirit to enter your lives so you can be closer to God and rejoice in His presence. Celebrate Easter with joy and optimism because that's the day Jesus resurrected. It's a day that should be filled with happiness, hope, and love. Spread words of compassion to everyone around you and let the Spirit fill your heart with peace.