Lent Reflection: 5th Saturday of Lent

April 8, 2017
Lent Reflection: 5th Saturday of Lent (April 8, 2017) - ‘What do you think?
That he will not come to the feast?’(John 11:56)


The tension is building and the sense of menace is palpable. The plot has already been laid by Caiaphas and the authorities and the visitors to Jerusalem are wondering if Jesus will show up. Jesus makes his decision. His journey to the city will be modest but his entry will be both humble and spectacular.


  • How can I work humbly for what is right even in the face of disapproval?
  • Today I will imagine what it was like for Jesus to walk towards Jerusalem, knowing what might happen to him there.

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