The following is a benediction from the United Church of Christ. Before this week ends, the Palm branches will be drying on the roadside. The joyful crowd will become an angry mob, and Jesus will replace robes of victory with a crown of thorns. So then, go in the knowledge that whatever comes to you in this week, you are held in the hand of God, hugged tight, held close, and may God, the Three-in One, bless you, uphold you and give you strength for the journey ahead. Amen.