01 April 2012

Palm Sunday

O Jesus, what bitter tears You shed over the city which refused to recognize You!  And how many souls, like Jerusalem, go to perdition on account of their obstinate resistance to grace!  For them I pray with all my strength.  "My God, this is where Your power and mercy should be shown.  Oh! what a lofty grace I ask for, O true God, when I conjure You to love those who do not love You, to answer those who do not call to You, to give health to those who take pleasure in remaining sick!...  You say, O my Lord, that You have come to seek sinners.  Here, Lord, are the real sinners.  But, instead of seeing our blindness, O God, consider the precious Blood which Your Son shed for us.  Let Your mercy shine out in the midst of such great malice.  Do not forget, Lord, that we are Your creatures, and pour out on us Your goodness and mercy." (St. Teresa of Avila).

--From Divine Intimacy, by Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen

Have a blessed Holy Week.  I will blog, though not perhaps often, this week until the Triduum.

For those interested, here is a link to a previous post on how to make crosses from your palm branches.

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