Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak. (Mark 14:38)
Two extremes within a week: Jesus acclaimed as a savior, welcomed with palm branches exuberantly waved and cheers, then only a few days later, condemned to death by the same crowd. What took place in between?
On Jesus' part, cleansing of the temple, continued faithful teaching, washing his disciples' feet, sharing a last meal with them, and praying for himself, his disciples, for all believers; this was followed, on the part of others, by betrayal, desertion, ridicule, torture and death.
We know though the Goodness of that Friday for us and all mankind.
Lord Jesus, for my part, help me to pray and keep watch faithfully with you this week. Amen.