Jesus Christ is the embodiment of courage. He enters Jerusalem “humble, and mounted on a donkey,” riding on “a beast of burden” (Matt. 21:5), for He Himself bears the sins of the world in His body. He came, courageously and willingly, to die for us. Therefore, we sing, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” (Matt. 21:9), for we are called “to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob,” His Holy Church, where He “teaches us His ways,” (Is 2.3) and distributes to us the Body and Blood that died and rose again and sets us free. We may be scared by many things, but in Christ we have a true, courageous champion. In Christ we can be confident, “casting off the works of darkness and putting on the armor of light,” for “salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed” (Rom. 13:11, 12).