St Peter's Palm Sunday Service

  • April 11, 2017 | Father Richard Wossler

On Monday morning, we began our palm “Sunday” service with the blessing of our palm branches outside.


We then processed into the church and remembered the excitement in the air when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. The people treated Him as a king as they laid palm leaves before him. The crowds shouted “Hosanna”. Yet in the very same service we read the story of when Jesus is condemned to death and led off to die as the crowds cheered “Crucify Him”. Holy week reminds us of how our intentions don’t always become our actions. We have the right determination to do the right thing but when it comes to the crunch we are often selfish and our desires out-weigh the good intentions.


As we are now in holy week, let us look at Jesus on a cross unselfishly dying, then let us look at our own lives and as the great hymn proclaims, Let it be less of self and more of thee.