A poem written for the occasion of Palm Sunday of the Passion of our Lord
Addressed to Jerusalem, She who is the Virgin Daughter of Zion and Spotless Bride named Israel. This alludes to the Church, the Virgin Mary and all souls –since the soul is understood in the feminine sense- who are on various levels ‘Jerusalem’. The Church and all souls -in and with the Virgin Mary- must open wide the gate of their heart through willing and desirous love, so that He the King of Glory, Christ Jesus, might enter ever more fully and make home within them. May the soul’s affections brush the face of this King as did the palm fronds that brushed the face of this King when He entered Jerusalem long ago.