Today, Palm Sunday, Holy Week begins with Jesus' entry into Jerusalem. He humbly rode into the city on a donkey. The crowds of people erupted with worship, shouting "Hosanna!" and waving palm branches.
Paul reflects on Jesus' humility in Philippians 2:5-8
In your relationships with one another have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death – even death on a cross!
Prayer by Thomas Merton:
'Lord, give me humility in which alone is rest, and deliver me from pride which is the heaviest of burdens. Possess my whole heart and soul with the simplicity of love. Occupy my whole life with the one thought and the one desire of love, that I may love not for the sake of merit, not for the sake of perfection, not for the sake of virtue, not for the sake of sanctity, but for You alone. Amen.’