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The entrance rite for Palm Sunday offers several options and so it's possible that the Mass you attend may begin with a proclamation of the gospel of Christ's entry into Jerusalem. This will take place at Masses including a special Palm Sunday procession.
The gospel of the passion of Jesus is a story Christians love because it tells the depths of Jesus' love for each of us and for all of us... Without the story of Christ's suffering and death there is no story of Easter joy and peace...
Spend some time with all of the readings, especially the gospel. You might find it helpful as your read it to imagine yourself as one or several of the characters and ponder: what if I had been one of the apostles? what if I had been one of the priests or scribes? what if I had been Pilate? or Judas? or Peter? or one of the servant girls? or Barabbas? or one of those crucified with Jesus? or someone in the crowd? what if I had been the centurion at the foot of the Cross? what if I had been Jesus?
At one time or another in our lives, we are all of these... who am I, who are you this Holy Week?
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