“Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion” – Palms signify “witnessing” to Christians. In Luke’s Gospel Jesus refers to himself at the “Son of Man” three times, identifying himself with us. Unbelievers ask if He is the “Son of God.” Disciples call him “Lord. “ In trial he is examined if he is the “Christ” of God or the king of the Jews. Jesus is spoken in narrative form 10 times and only once by name from the good thief. We witness, therefore, with our palms that he is “Lord.” But in mercy we call out to him using his holy name Jesus.