The importance of Palm Sunday
Commemorates Christ's return to Jerusalem
- Duration 4:48
- Date Apr 1, 2012
Commemorates Christ's return to Jerusalem
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-- -- around the world observing Palm Sunday today where millions of worshippers gathered to commemorate.
Jesus Christ's return to the old city and the Bible.
Father -- -- is Fox's contributor joins us with the meaning of today.
We -- -- tell us the significance off camera Clayton was given all sorts of different possible.
Meanings but -- -- and significance of palms but I will answer instead if you.
Okay the -- one yeah.
-- this story is an all four of economical gospels Jesus entering into Jerusalem right this is the beginning right now of -- -- -- -- Christian tradition.
And in which Jesus was writing on a donkey.
End you'd think most teens coming in -- political freedom or waging a war because the Jews were really hoping for freedom from the Romans at the time.
And Jesus chose to -- in on the donkey.
A symbol of humility also a symbol of the fact that he was coming not to wage war but to bring peace the prince of peace.
But the people still recognize that he was worthy of worship.
And Nevada ration and so they took parts but he took Green branches and they laid them down and they said blessed is he who comes.
In the name of the lord in the -- -- they took off their clothes their clothing and laid it down.
As -- -- is recognition that he who was coming even though he was coming on a donkey.
Was worthy of their praise and worship and what was -- -- to free them from there to free us from our own sin and giving us the possibility of redemption.
If it the beginning of.
Very very holy week.
It is a little bit of a complicated story when you try to teach it to kids and I remembered -- And remember going to that did that Sunday service on Palm Sunday and you know it we -- we've got excited his kids are going to get the palms but to not forget the meaning that is there an easy way to help parents explaining to kids this morning just the mean mess plus you know why are what -- -- yeah.
Paul had outside I I have the feeling six year old kids would understand better than the two -- -- -- it's probably gets it.
Absolutely yeah that's what let me say you know growing unemployment and growing up with six Brothers and sisters we -- Palm Sunday because you grab the the branches needed to do something in church.
That according supposedly it's that parents and the priest is a holy thing but you know -- -- -- just on encouraging.
Exactly and parents it's it's tough for parents to to take care of the kids and then got branches in her hands but.
How do we how do we teach our children I think it's just taking time.
And giving it a shot and explaining how I explained it and he doesn't get it for your kids well.
I promise you explain to them Jesus was coming in.
Into Jerusalem he knew that he was going to -- death.
And he allowed people to worship him to praise him because.
Jesus has -- and the idea of -- and what you mention about humility as well not ostentatious not coming in with some.
You know -- and on -- becoming an underdog and and remember the other times in the gospel of Jesus was on a donkey right we know that when she was going.
And from his home town of Nazareth to Bethlehem.
Heading towards Jerusalem.
He was writing on a donkey as his mother was pregnant with him in the -- Also when they were fleeing Egypt certainly Jesus -- would've been on the donkey with his mother Mary.
And fleeing from Harrods rap against children two years bad boys two years young and older in two years old and younger.
And so it Jesus.
Throughout his life was obviously.
And walking the walk that we have to walk of humility and also of persecution jury's going to his death but he went in as a humble.
Prince of -- And I thought that I need to be impressed as I couldn't figure out how to make it's not cross out of palm but are good Roman Catholic -- -- behind camera terrain and the -- camera.
Add new how to make -- and I couldn't help your readers so Chris was.
And this is something that probably -- and Clayton could they grab their brains around you know I mean they have an historic nomination the spiritual part.
But I thought yeah.
I'm just on hot days being I'm just being honest Steve that's part of christianity it's -- enough times.
When I explain these team -- -- did need these blank stares.
And and -- thank god that.
The cameras focus on Alley who's actually going yes I can explain that to my daughter isn't that a great lesson today I think for all of us as humility -- and you're not -- -- Bothered -- to -- -- balloon animals don't get that you guys you guys played -- well I know you're actually.
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tootsie I amber and call you -- Sun here's father John and everybody thank you so much violence positive lessons we have won this and -- -- hard.