“Blessed Is He Who Comes in the Name of the Lord…”

Jesus inHeaven with the Holy Spirit

The angels asked me to dedicate Sundays to the Gospels. With love and  In honor of Palm Sunday, here is the Gospel of MK 11:1-10  MK 11:1-10

When Jesus and his disciples drew near to Jerusalem,
to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, 
he sent two of his disciples and said to them, 
“Go into the village opposite you,
and immediately on entering it, 
you will find a colt tethered on which no one has ever sat.
Untie it and bring it here.
If anyone should say to you,
‘Why are you doing this?’ reply,
‘The Master has need of it
and will send it back here at once.'”
So they went off 
and found a colt tethered at a gate outside on the street, 
and they untied it.
Some of the bystanders said to them, 
“What are you doing, untying the colt?”
They answered them just as Jesus had told them to, 
and they permitted them to do it.
So they brought the colt to Jesus
and put their cloaks over it.
And he sat on it.
Many people spread their cloaks on the road, 
and others spread leafy branches 
that they had cut from the fields.
Those preceding him as well as those following kept crying out:
“Hosanna!
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that is to come!
Hosanna in the highest!”

“Blessed Is He Who Comes in the Name of The Lord”

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Awhile back, the angels asked me to dedicate Sundays to the Gospels. With love and gratitude, here is the Gospel of Matthew 21: 1-11 in honor of Palm Sunday. 

When Jesus and the disciples drew near Jerusalem
and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives,
Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them,
“Go into the village opposite you,
and immediately you will find an ass tethered,
and a colt with her.
Untie them and bring them here to me.
And if anyone should say anything to you, reply,
‘The master has need of them.’
Then he will send them at once.”
This happened so that what had been spoken through the prophet
might be fulfilled:
Say to daughter Zion,
“Behold, your king comes to you,
meek and riding on an ass,
and on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.”

The disciples went and did as Jesus had ordered them.
They brought the ass and the colt and laid their cloaks over them,
and he sat upon them.
The very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road,
while others cut branches from the trees
and strewed them on the road.
The crowds preceding him and those following
kept crying out and saying:
“Hosanna to the Son of David;
blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord;
hosanna in the highest.”
And when he entered Jerusalem
the whole city was shaken and asked, “Who is this?”
And the crowds replied,
“This is Jesus the prophet, from Nazareth in Galilee.” 

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Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter Sunday. The Sunday before Holy Week. Here we have Jesus entering Jerusalem. Jesus had asked his disciples to untie the colt and ass, and gave them very specific directions, which the disciples followed. Jesus knew they would be approached by bystanders and gave the disciples instructions on what to do. Jesus has the words of Life. Everything He says is filled with profound wisdom. The apostles followed exactly what Jesus had asked, which is an example we should all follow.

Entering Jerusalem, he was instantly recognized as the Messiah, the coming of the Lord- which was revealed to the people by the Holy Spirit. These people celebrated his very presence, again, leading in example for us all.