Sunday 28 March 2021

About Today Readings

Passion (Palm) Sunday

Isaiah 50:4-7. My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? – Psalm 21(22):8-9, 17-20, 23-24. Philippians 2:6-11. Mark 14:1 – 15:47.

God is present in the midst of our suffering

The most important thing to note about Jesus’ cry of anguish on the cross is that it is addressed to God – that it is a prayer. Let us not lose sight of the fact that, like us in all but sin, Jesus prayed out of a deeply-felt human need to praise, thank and petition God. Abandoned by all but a few of his disciples, he turns to God who alone is always faithful. In so doing he leaves us an example that we should follow.

We too can find God in all things, even in the midst of suffering and apparent abandonment. Jesus’ last words, ‘It is finished’, are like a cry of triumph. ‘My mission is accomplished’, he seems to say.

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