Palm Sunday combines two distinctive themes. It reminds us of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem and of Jesus’ suffering and death. We would prefer to have a PG version of the story. We want to look away from the details but Jesus went through this suffering for a reason.
Faith is the most powerful force in the world. When an individual believes something, it can energize them to act. When Jesus was crucified the closest people to Jesus believed he was dead. They believed that his death meant the end of their call to be disciples. But something they saw caused them to believe differently.