“But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to YOUR FATHER WHO IS IN SECRET, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.” (Matthew 6:6) Today is Sunday of Holy Week. Palm Sunday. Jerusalem’s chance to welcome her King. A day of public praise. But public profession must always rise from private experience. None of us will have the strength for public praise who does not regularly find the Lord in private. The Jewish leaders attitude had been decided long before this day arrived. It is the small and secret moments that we set the direction of our lives. Friend, in this busy Holy week, how determined are you to find time in a quiet place? How anxious are you for the Father’s reward? He hears what we say in public through the filter of what we have said in private.