In this week’s Encountering the Word video Jeff Cavins discusses the readings for Palm Sunday, reflecting on the Tree of Life and Jesus being sentenced to death:

At The Procession With Palms: Matthew 21:1-11
First Reading: Isaiah 50:4-7
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24
Second Reading: Philippians 2:6-11
Verse Before the Gospel: Philippians 2:8-9
Gospel: Matthew 26:14—27:66 or Matthew 27:11-54