Wave those palm leaves!
March 20, 2016 1:56am CST
I drove the car to church at 7:15AM to participate in the Holy sacrifice of the mass. I and my sister went to church. Today is Palm Sunday, so all Catholics go to church and have their palm leaves blessed by the officiating priest. There were so many faithful just at the patio of the Cathedral. The blessing was before the mass so as you can see ion the picture, the faithful waved their palms to be blessed. We were not able to reach the blessing so it was the next mass that our palms were sanctified. Palm Sunday commemorates the entering of Jesus to Jerusalem riding on a donkey and where the people spread their veils and waved their palms while chanting, “Hosanna”. This Holy Week let us be “light, soft, and stress-free”, and let us reflect on the Passion of Christ, and at the same time, rejoice because He conquered death and renewed our relationship with the Holy God the Father.
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• Manila, Philippines
21 Mar 16
I missed the Palm Sunday mass because I woke up to my boss's frantic call. so I worked at home as soon as I got up and after I delivered the output I went to watch my son's basketball game. actually I was already in the game when I finalized my work.
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
the skeptic in me wants to say something about "sheeple"---not so much to 'call believers "mindless automatons" the way atheists do,' but more to make sure you know what you're actually doing ... "reaffirming" the writings that you and all our holy congregation uses as its "ticket to the glorious future"