They threatened Jesus’ life, not because of what he did but because of what he said; his words. Because he was the “Word of God.” Whatever our actions or words might have been along the way, our long Lenten journey has now brought us to the very gates of Jerusalem. Like the followers of Jesus, this weekend we too will sing our words of Hosannas, even in the stillness of our own homes. We will listen to the words of Jesus’ passion, we will hear the words, this is my body – this is my blood. While our words hold enormous power for evil and for good, the Word of God is infinitely more powerful to transform our words into life. Ready or not, this coming week we come face to face with our destiny and our words. Will they bring us death or will they bring us eternal life. Are we ready for them to bring us both?