We move into Holy Week on Sunday, and for most countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, this is an important time.
This Sunday, Palm Sunday, we remember collectively the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem. The arrival of the Christ is announced: "Tell the daughter of Zion, Look, your king is coming to you, humble and mounted on a donkey, and on a coalt, the foal of a donkey." (Mt. 21:5)
This week we will remember the last supper, the betrayal, the crowd, the crucifixion, the mourning and , finally, the resurrection.
Through his entry into Jerusalem, Jesus creates a new model of social, political, economic, ideological - paradigmatic - relationship. Jesus announces the upside-down kingdom, in which the last shall be first. In his death, Jesus presents us with the possibility of resurrection.
We invite you to think especially of Haiti in this week. We invite you to consider the truth of the resurrection this week.
We believe this. We can believe in a Haiti healed, free, dignified.
We invite you to consider the following prayer and come together in community some time this week, to reflect, pray, sing, mourn, commune, drum, dance and celebrate life in Haiti.
For more information on Haiti and how you can get involved see: ottawa.mcc.org/haiti or washington.