Vocation Meditation - March 16
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A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting, "Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven." When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, "Who is this?" The crowds were saying, "This is the prophet, Jesus, from Nazareth in Galilee."
Six days before the solemn Passover, Jesus came to Jerusalem. The gestures of the large crowd, of Hebrew children, men and women who spread cloaks, waved branches and shouted praises for Jesus' entrance were a vibrant welcome to a glorious, yet humble King, ready for the Sacrifice. They were all before and behind him, praising and giving him glory, wild with joy! The whole city was in an uproar and couldn't contain themselves from asking: Who is this King of glory?
Let Him enter. He is our King of glory.
What cloak are you ready to give up for Jesus when He comes as Friend and King?
For the full Gospel reading for this Sunday, visit the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops site.