Holy Week journey commences on Palm Sunday. In his reflection, Fr Andy Hamilton SJ reminds us that this day is just as important today as 2000 years ago: "As
we imagine the scene of the first Palm Sunday, we can’t miss the
disconnection between what we see with our eyes and the high meaning it
proclaims. We see a man seated precariously on a barrel-like ass,
accompanied by a raggle-taggle group of bystanders waving green tree
fronds, as he makes his way through the dust into town.
"... This contrast
between appearance and reality makes Palm Sunday the right day to
remember people who have sought protection in Australia. They, too, have
come to Australia in mockeries of boats and have tried to enter through
its sea gates. They, too, have been captured on arrival and hung out in
prisons in order to deter others."