The Sunday before Easter. The start of the holy week. The day Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey. The day of triumph when Jesus was welcomed into Jerusalem by people who placed their cloaks on his path, an affirmation of their submission and acceptance of Jesus, they also placed palm branches ( symbol of triumph) on his path as they welcomed him with cries of Hosanna….meaning, pray, save us. Jesus entering the city on a donkey …..symbolizes arrival in peace and humbleness.

John 12:13. “They took branches of palm trees and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

Today thousands of years later, we still follow the holy week starting with Palm Sunday , leading to Good Friday…the crucifixion of Christ and culminating in Easter…. The resurrection. The sacrifice of Christ for mankind is the ultimate sacrifice…he died so that we may live….the son of God died as he was crucified on the cross for our sins, only for us.

Today we are never humble in victory, today we publicize and advertise our victories, we get the crowds to celebrate our victories through event management companies. There are no true crowds at all, our victories are no where near to Christ’s , nowhere are the cries of Hosana to be heard. That’s because our victories are hollow, superficial and inconsequential.

Let’s introspect into our deeds of the last one year as we welcome the palm Sunday of 2023, let’s welcome the start of the holy week with the cries of Hosanna and Hallelujahs.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.John 3.16


Published by Dr. K Anil Roy

Medical doctor, partly atheist but believes there is a god, anti establishment, renegade, proud to be an Indian, an awakened one,!! Tolerant to criticism

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