Passionate Jesus,

I wave palms and then I turn on you.

Meditating on your crucifixion and death fill me with feelings of shame and guilt.

How easily I could have been one of the crowd who abandoned  you.

As I gaze upon your cross today,

I ask forgiveness and mercy.

I cling to you and to what your sacrifice meant

not only to me but to the whole world.

Amen.