You were true to Your Father’s desire for the full life
for all people and the whole of creation.
We falter in following You, letting our own
petty concerns get in the way of giving ourselves
in love and service for others.
In some ways we become like those who greeted You
when You entered Jerusalem and then denied
or even wished You dead in a few days’ time.
Encourage us to use our hearts, minds and hands,
all together, in following Your example of being life giving.
- By a Columban Missionary