Vatican City, Apr 14, 2019 / 03:37 am
On Palm Sunday, Pope Francis warned against the temptation of "triumphalism," encouraging Catholics to follow Jesus's way of humility and obedience exemplified in His Passion.
"Joyful acclamations at Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem, followed by his humiliation. Festive cries followed by brutal torture. This twofold mystery accompanies our entrance into Holy Week each year," Pope Francis said in his homily April 14.
The pope prayed for the grace "to follow in faith our Savior's example of humility, to heed his lesson of patient suffering, and thus to merit a share in his victory over the spirit of evil."
"Humility does not mean denying reality: Jesus really is the Messiah, truly the King," Pope Francis said.