July 19, 2019

Tag - Palm Sunday

This Holy Week…

This Holy Week can bring us much spiritual benefit though our decision to live out a shocking utterance that Jesus said during the Last Supper, only hours before His horrific death on the cross. Here it is… John 15:5 I am the vine, you are the...

Our Acceptance of the Cross

The opening prayer of Palm Sunday makes a lot of sense if we want to benefit spiritually from this Holy Week: Almighty ever-living God, who as an example of humility for the human race to follow caused our Savior to take flesh and submit to the...

Do We Stay the Course?

Palm Sunday must be the most opportune day for us to assess how much of Jesus’ teachings we have come to live by. Or, from another angle, Palm Sunday is the best day to assess how much the world’s ways still rule us. No matter which passion...

The Cross Makes All the Difference

We all know that the colors of our liturgies have profound significance. After about six weeks of purple vestments, we would expect green vestments because palms are green. But on Palm Sunday the vestments are red. They are red like the blood that...

The Mystery of Evil

This week we walk with Christ into the mystery of evil. Our Blessed Lord knows suffering. All who suffer now have Him with them. He suffers with us, we suffer with Him. The big question that bothers us all is this: “Why is there evil in the first...

Jesus Desires Our Union With Him

There are many scenes in the Passion account from the Gospel of Matthew (21:1-11). This year, a particular scene keeps recurring to me. The scene is not on Golgotha, but in Jerusalem, in the Temple. The time in at 3 in the afternoon at the moment...