Passion Sunday – The Threshold of Holy Week

(Scripture Lk 19:35B-38/Dialogues II,I)

In the reading from Luke’s Gospel, people throw their cloaks on the donkey for Jesus to ride upon; there is no mention of the familiar palms being waved.  Cloaks were of high value. Sutera mentions this in her Lenten Action for today.  What stood out for me was her suggestion  of giving “clothing or other assets to the poor so that you might lighten your load as you travel toward Jerusalem.”  What an image – lightening our loads so that others’ basic needs might be met – most of us carry so much more than is necessary.  As we travel toward the Triduum and Easter Sunday,   What would it mean to lighten our loads?  Consider with me this week what emotional, spiritual or physical assets hinder your faith journey.  I invite you to post what you discover and share your wisdom with this blogging community.

About WalkingwithBenedict

I love how scripture comes alive with messages for our lives today. In praying with scripture, we are called into deeper relationship with God and others. We are called to the growth in love, hospitality, peace, humility, stewardship and hope. St Benedict's Rule provides a lens for how scripture can be lived in our lives today whether we live inside or outside a monastery.
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