On Palm Sunday we bless palms and process into church together: So we begin the week-long procession in the way of Jesus. As Saint Paul taught us last Sunday, we ‘leave the past behind and strain ahead for what is still to come, reproducing the patter of his dying so as to know the power of his resurrection.’
Holy week is the high point of our year, the completion and the new beginning of our celebration and living in Christ. It is a week in two halves: In the first half, starting today, we complete our Lenten preparation, ‘leaving behind every thing as so much rubbish, so that’ in the second half ‘we can know Christ and be given a place in him’. So ….