Sunday 14 April 2019

About Today Readings

PALM SUNDAY.

Isaiah 50:4-7. Psalm 21(22):8-9, 17-20, 23-24. Philippians 2:6-11. Luke 22:14-23:56.

My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? – Psalm 21(22):8-9, 17-20, 23-24. 

‘Not my will but yours be done.’

After the triumphal arrival of Jesus into Jerusalem he wept over the city, and now he is showing his great love for humanity as he goes to his death. As we follow his path to Calvary, we witness all the emotions he experienced, even to his agonising death. And still he cares for the women and the thief while on the cross. ‘Today . . . with me . . . paradise.’

As we live through the emotional seasons of our lives – the desolation or rejection of winter becomes the joy of spring, then the rich abundance of summer and the fulfilment of autumn – we know that Jesus is with us. He understands all the emotions that we experience. Today let us glorify his name: ‘At the name of Jesus, every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.’

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