Palm Sunday, or the Sunday of the Passion – marks the beginning of Holy Week. Once again we will follow Jesus and his disciples as they enter Jerusalem, share their last Passover, pray (or fall asleep) in the Garden of Gethsemane, and then endure their final confrontation with the powers of darkness. This is the central story of our faith. It’s all about God’s persistent desire to meet us on our own terms, absorb our brokenness, and free us from the grip of sin and death.