How do you pass on a living faith to the next generation? A religious sociologist did a survey. His results showed that one of the highest factors of passing on the faith came in homes where religious objects, artworks, and symbols were commonplace. It could be a family Bible, a religious icon or a crucifix. The Palms that we receive today are a powerful symbol of faith, standing at the gateway to Jesus’ Passion, Death and Resurrection. They speak not only of victory and glory, but of the price involved in our own lives if we are going to follow Jesus. Take your palms today. Place them around a crucifix, a holy picture or even around a Bible visibly displayed reminding us of Christ Passion that led to victory over sin and death. The palms were spread and waved to celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Let them be a reminder of welcoming Jesus into our everyday lives.