Sunday 1st April, 2012
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. Mark 14:1 – 15:47.
Readings: Text |
And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross!
The idea of God becoming a man is something that the Christian movement has grappled to explain since the early days of the first Jesus followers. It’s a tough concept to explain in catechism texts, and when we do try to understand it it can still leave us feeling dry and baffled.
But this letter from Paul gives us something better than mere catechism. It breathes human life into the mystery and reveals the divine nature of Jesus that resonates within us as well—a sign that we too share in the divine life of Jesus.