Procession with Palms: 1st Gospel read today on Palm Sunday
A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 19:28-40
"Jesus proceeded on his journey up to Jerusalem. As he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples. He said; "Go into the village opposite you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tethered on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it here. And if anyone should ask you, 'Why are you untying it?' you will answer, "the Master has need of it'" So those who had been sent went off and found everything just as he had told them. And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, "Why are you untying this cold?" They answered, "The Master has need of it." So they brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks over the colt, and helped Jesus to mount. As he rode along, the people were spreading their cloaks on the road; and now as he was approaching the slope of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of his disciples began to praise God aloud with joy for all the mighty deeds they had seen, They proclaimed: "Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord. Peace in heaven and glory in the highest." Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, "Teacher, rebuke your disciples," He said in reply, "I tell you, if they keep silent, the stones will cry out!"
The Gospel of the Lord
+ Let us Pray: Increase the faith of those who place their hope in you O God, open our hearts to fullness of your Love, we ask this in your Holy Name O Jesus. Amen
(Note: on the following Audio, if the Holy Spirit so moves you, it would be good to know if the written words are more helpful or the audio is more helpful in leading you into relationship with Jesus. The purpose of this Lectio blog goes back to the first initial posting- it is not meant to be another reflection to read, but rather a means a "springboard" for your prayer- to help you speak to Jesus and listen to Jesus and to grow in this relationship with the Living Lord)
1.) Do I take the time in my day, to really talk to God- in the midst of the problems that come my way on any day, do I share it with Him?
2.) Do I take the Lord "At His Word", do i follow His voice?
3.) Do I stand up for others who are doing the right thing? or do I just follow what others do, afraid to stand up for controversial Christ-centered values? To be a True Follower of Christ, a True Disciple implies a listening heart to the Master. It implies a strong heart that does not follow the worlds ways.
Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God Have Mercy on me a poor sinner, who loves you. Amen