Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

“As [Jesus] rode along” today’s Gospel reading begins.  All of us go on a journey with Christ, burdened with our cross.  Though our travel is joyful, it also contains frustrations, disappointment, betrayals, and challenges.  On each step of the way toward Jerusalem, Jesus is close at hand, united in our passion and sacrifice.  Though this Holy Week, we have the opportunity to be transformed.  Will you be open to being led to something new?