Just before today’s passage, Jesus had raised Lazarus from the dead. This is what caused the leaders to insist that he must die.
Jewish celebration of Passover this year begins today and ends next Sunday. Some years it can be a month apart from our Palm Sunday and Holy Week. This year, with so many of us suffering different kinds of painful change, illness and death, I am grateful that our Christian and Jewish communities all over the world will be revisiting ancient Scriptures and sacred rituals at the same time.
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