Sunday, March 28, 2010

Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion - Remember Rock Bottom

"Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray that you may not undergo the test." Only the first of many disappointments our Lord would suffer at the hands of those closest to him, closest to him and so all the more able to abandon, deny, and betray. These scenes should affect us all, because they portray only too well the human condition, which looks first to its own strength and intellect, not to God. The passion and death of Jesus show humanity reaching rock bottom, show the boundless disappointment that we can be to God and to ourselves. We need this week to remember rock bottom, remember it in our prayer. Otherwise we will not appreciate Easter Sunday, when from rock bottom Christ Jesus was raised up - and ever since has reached out his hand to raise us up as well.

What do I most need to remember and pray through this Holy Week, with regard to my part in the crucifixion of Jesus?

Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion (Lect. 37-Year C)
from WLP Seasonal Missalette

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