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The crowds shout, "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" as Jesus entered Jerusalem riding on a donkey, Pope Francis said in a homily March 20, 2016, Palm Sunday.

Apr 09, 2017

The crowds shout, "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" as Jesus entered Jerusalem riding on a donkey, Pope Francis said in a homily March 20, 2016, Palm Sunday.

"The crowd of Jerusalem exclaimed joyfully as they welcomed Jesus," said the pope, and "we have made that enthusiasm our own: By waving our olive and palm branches, we have expressed our praise and our joy, our desire to receive Jesus who comes to us."

Christ also desires to come into our cities and into our very lives, explained the pope. He comes to us in humility, "riding on a donkey" and "in the name of the Lord." Pope Francis continued, "Through the power of his divine love, he forgives our sins and reconciles us to the Father and with ourselves."

This Palm Sunday, how we are welcoming Jesus into our lives? Do we find in him, as the pope reminds us, "the source of our joy, true joy, which abides and brings peace"?

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