Palm Sunday


Mark 15:1-39

As we formally enter into the Holy Week with the triumphal entry of Jesus at Palm Sunday, note that the whole scene is marked by the total discipleship Jesus exhibited to the Father as described in the Old Testament, "He gave me a disciple's tongue."

What does it mean to be a disciple?

A disciple is a disciple because of his relationship to the Master.  With whom are we related with?  Reflect all the people we are loyal to and they become our masters.  Probably we are not disciples of God.

A disciple listens attentively to his Master.  Aside from having a disciple's tongue, "he wakes me to hear his words".  Sometimes, with all these people talking around us, could we still be sensitive to the voice of the Master?

Third, a disciple is sent to deliver the message of his master, even if it means offering his very own life.  Reflect on all the apostles, the Blessed Mother, and all the saints and you will see Jesus himself.
Even when Jesus cried out, "My God, why have you abandoned me?"  Our being disciples is ultimately tested not by our successes but by our failures, and still know our Master has not left us.  Such is the very heart of Christ on the cross as he pours his love to the Father.

Are we ready to be disciples of the Lord?