The Palm Sunday Mass begins with the story of Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem. The people cheered Jesus and sang “Hosanna”.
How quickly the mood and attitude toward Jesus changed. Before the week was over they were yelling “Crucify him”.
Were the people singing “Hosanna” the same people who were calling for the crucifixion? Which story displays their true desires? Were they simply caught up in the emotional tide and followed the lead of those around them?
Those were the thoughts which ran through my mind during the reading of the Passion this evening.
How often are we swept up with the crowd? Do we think things through ourselves or do we simply follow the current fad? Most importantly, if we were present on Palm Sunday and Good Friday what would we do?