Blessed is He Who Comes in the Name of the Lord
In Holy Week, the Church more fervently meditates on the Paschal Mystery. We begin today, Palm Sunday, with our Lord Jesus Christ’s entry into Jerusalem.
Exult greatly, O daughter Zion!
Shout for joy, O daughter Jerusalem!
Behold: your king is coming to you,
a just savior is he,
Humble, and riding on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a donkey (Zechariah 9:9).
With palms let us welcome the Lord as he comes, with songs and hymns let us run to meet him, as we offer him our joyful worship and sing: “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord; hosanna in the highest.”
– From the antiphon for Morning Prayer, Palm Sunday
Reflection Question: As Lent comes to a close and we prepare ourselves for the mystery of our redemption in Christ’s death and resurrection, how do I praise him as King in my life? How do I seek first his kingdom?