Hosanna! Today begins Holy Week in the Christian Church, a time of remembrance of the last week of Jesus life on earth. The stories tell us that this is a week when Jesus was betrayed by a friend, denied by another, and abandoned by others. It is also a week when he was comforted by the women in his group. It was the women who stayed by his side.

When life hits you hard, when friends turn against you, may you, too, be blessed by a few true and loyal friends – even if it just one!