Palm/Passion Sunday, April 13, 2014



Below, you'll find a reflection for today, Palm/Passion Sunday, April 13, by Tom Cordaro from Pax Christi USA's Lenten reflection booklet for this year. 




By Tom Cordaro


 Mt 21:1-11 | Is 50:4-7 | Phil 2:6-11 | Mt 26:14-27:66 or 27:11-54


"My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"  (Matthew 27:46)


Last Sunday's reflection focused on the challenge of living every day without fear in the hope of the resurrection. Today's passion reading reminds us that the call to practice resurrection is not some Pollyanna-ish walk in the park. The gospel clearly shows us that those who follow Jesus, who live like him and love like him, will most likely get nailed like him.


The daily practice of resurrection does not exempt us from the pain and suffering of this mortal life. For Jesus, this truth was spelled out in our second reading, "he humbled himself, becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross" (Philippians 2:8)...


To read the entire reflection, click here.

In Christ's peace,


Johnny Zokovitch

Director of Communications, Pax Christi USA

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