Sunday, April 1, 2012

Our Souls Spread Before Him

"Let us spread before His feet, not garments or soulless palm branches, which delight the eyes for a few hours and then wither, but ourselves, clothed in His grace, or rather, clothed completely in Him..... let our souls take the place of the welcoming branches as we join today in the children's holy song:  Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.  Blessed is the King of Israel."  (St. Andrew of Crete, from Liturgy of the Hours for Palm Sunday) 

This post is part of:
This That and the Other Thing: Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival


("Palm Sunday" painting by Alfred Stevens 1862.  In US public domain)