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Lent Devotional • Day 40

Palm Sunday (Mar. 28)

Where Sin Begins

Narrated by Peter Baye

You shall not covet … anything that is your neighbors. Exodus 20:17

Sin does not begin with our lips or hands. This last commandment reminds us, as Jesus said, “Out of the heart come evil thoughts,’ and more (Matthew 15:19). If we are to be healed, it must begin with a change of our sinful hearts.

Only the wounds of Jesus can heal a sinner’s heart. Jesus knew that as he entered Jerusalem, intent on going to the cross. This week we follow him through the upper room and Gethsemane to Golgotha. There we meditate on the wounds of whip and thorns, nails and spear—agonizing, blessed wounds he willingly endured to heal our hearts. Open your heart again to welcome the new life he came to gain for you. He will heal you from the inside out?

REFLECT: How can you open your heart to Jesus this Holy Week?

PRAY: I welcome you, my Savior, as did the Palm Sunday throng. Cleanse me, heal me, renew me. Amen.

Devotional content provided by Creative Communications for the Parish.