When The Cheering Stopped

by Cindi Sutter, Founder of The Spirited Table®

Back in the 1960s, there was a TV show called “That Was The Week That Was,” which satirized current events.  In many ways, it was a precursor to “Saturday Night Live” or “The Daily Show.”

Well, what we are beginning today will commemorate the ultimate “week that was.” (this is an excert from the Homily for April 13, 2014 by Deacon Greg Kandra. He is a Roman Catholic deacon serving the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York.)

Palm Sunday is a Christian holy day that marks the beginning of Holy Week and commemorates Jesus' entry into the city of Jerusalem.

For Christians, Palm Sunday marks the beginning of the final week of Lent and the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter. 

As a child, I don't remember Lent, Palm Sunday or Maudy Thursday as major focal points of Easter. I have grown into embracing each one as vital steps in the celebration of Jesus life before and after the Cross. Much like our spirited tables, I embrace the holidays and unique ways Christians with diverse backgrounds come together this time of year. 

"Have a blessed Palm Sunday. Remember a week before he was crucified like a criminal, he rode into the city a king." - Unknown