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Sunday 24th March, 2013
Passion (Palm) Sunday. V. Isaiah 50:4-7. My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? - Ps 21(22):8-9, 17-20, 23-24. Philippians 2:6-11. Luke 22:14 – 23:56.

  
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The men who were guarding Jesus on the night of his passion continued to heap insults on him after beating him.

The raw pain inflicted by their actions epitomises our humanity’s need for redemption. We cannot detach ourselves from those who mocked Jesus. After all, dear, lovable Peter asserted three times that night that he did not know Jesus. And he was the one who had identified Jesus as the Christ, the Son of the Living God!

Passion Sunday is a day to acknowledge that each of us has contributed to the pain of Jesus. Throughout his passion, Jesus confronted evil simply because he had identified himself with our humanity. As we enter Easter Week, we reflect on the mystery of how this conflict with evil confirmed our identity with the Son of the living God who, in being one of us, became our saviour.

 

 

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