... The whole city was shaken and asked, “who is this?”
A very large crowd
to the Son of David,”
as they spread their cloaks
and strewed leaves from the palm trees,
preparing the way for a king to enter Jerusalem.
The city’s people were shaken
and they cried out,
Who can this
Now we cry out too!
Who can this
We wave psalms in welcome, but we ask,
Jesus Nazarene, who are you for us?
Our God who walks alongside us?
A King, crowned with thorns?
A light that shows
Matthew 26:14–27:66 OR 27:11-54
And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the cloak,
dressed him in his own clothes, and led him off to crucify him.
Jesus, you so
loved the world that you
set your face like flint toward us,
and gave your back to those who beat you,
and your cheek to the ones who plucked your beard!
when you were struck?
You humbled yourself and
out of love.
Let us share
THE FIRST READING
He opens my ear that I may hear.
Sunrise to sunset, open our eyes
that we may find you
in all things.
Morning after morning, you
Jeremiah, Romero and Dorothy Day.
Let us too hear the cry of the poor,
and let us speak on
that we may love you,
holding nothing back, nothing at all.
THE SECOND READING
Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave
teach us to love.
Filled with your Spirit,
let us surrender