This week we are all invited to go on a journey - to walk together through the events of Holy Week, the last week of Jesus’ life. Most of us would much rather just be a part of the crowd that welcomes him into Jerusalem by singing hosannas and waving palm branches - and then jump right into Easter, as we celebrate his resurrection. But without the whole story, Palm Sunday is just a parade - and Easter is no different an event than any other. So let us first walk the road that leads from the cheering crowds, to the Table in the Upper room, and from there to the cross. For if we truly want to follow Jesus - there are no shortcuts to Easter.