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March 29th, 2015

Palm Sunday

This weekend we celebrate Palm Sunday. 40 days ago we began our Lenten season with Ash Wednesday; today we are at the great doorway into the Holy week. This celebration, ‘Palm Sunday of the Pass/on of the Lord’, is named after the Gospel readings that we hear. The account of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and the Palms the people waved is put against the account of the passion of Christ, His death for us told in excruciating detail. The question that may arise is: why this contrast, and what are we to make of it?

I think that God sees us as all the actors in the passion. We are the ones who joyfully wave the palms, the ones who drive the nails and the spear into the body of Christ, we are Mary and Peter and the apostles; but above all we are to be Christ for others, we are to lay down our life for the love of neighbor...