Weekend Reflections for 4/11/14
Triumph and Tragedy
The people cried out: "Hosanna to the Son of David; blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord; hosanna in the highest."(Matthew 21:9)
How fickle I feel the crowds around Jesus are! (How fickle I feel that I am!) On Palm Sunday the crowds are in the streets proclaiming Jesus as King! But where are the crowds on Friday? Mute, hiding, acting like they have never know this man.
In all of our lives there are Palm Sundays and Good Fridays. In all of our lives there are moments of triumph and moments of tragedy. In all of our lives there are moments when I proudly proclaim Jesus as Lord and Savior and moments when I speak and act as if I do not know him (I say this with sorrow and shame, Peter - like you).
I pray that I can see God in both Palm Sunday and Good Friday. I pray that I can see the Father in my successes but also in my failures. I pray that I can realize God is with me in my triumphs and my tragedies. I pray that I can remain committed and faithful to God, even when things do not go my way, when "popular opinion" turns against me, when I feel abandoned or alone.
From triumph to tragedy and beyond, God is with us. Let us put ourselves in his hands.
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