Palm Sunday ...if we want to encounter Jesus and then to walk with him on his
path, we must ask: on what path does he want to lead us? What do we expect of
him? What does he expect of us? To understand what happens on Palm Sunday
and to know what this means, not only for that hour but for all time, one detail has
proved to be important; it also became the key to understanding the event for his
disciples too, when they looked back after Easter with new eyes at those
tumultuous days. Jesus entered the Holy City riding on a donkey, that is, the
animal of the simple, common country people, and moreover, it was an ass that
did not belong to him but one he had asked to borrow for the occasion. He did not
arrive in an ostentatious royal carriage or on horseback like the great figures of
the world, but on a borrowed donkey. John tells us that at first the disciples did
not understand his action. Only after Easter did they realize that Jesus, by so
acting, was fulfilling what the prophets had foretold: that his action derived from
God's Word and was bringing it to fulfilment. … P. Benedict VXI
The study of the sacred Scriptures must be a door opened to every believer. It is essential that the revealed
word radically enrich our catechesis and all our efforts to pass on the faith.
Evangelization demands familiarity with God’s word, which calls for dioceses,
parishes and Catholic associations to provide for a serious, ongoing study of the Bible,
while encouraging its prayerful individual and communal reading. We do not blindly seek God,
or wait for him to speak to us first, for “God has already spoken, and there is nothing further that we need to know,
which has not been revealed to us”.
Let us receive the sublime treasure of the revealed word.