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Catholic Reflections 659 : Homily Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. Year B. - Sunday, 25 March 2018
Homily Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. Year B. - Sunday, 25 March 2018
Palm Procession Gospel: Year B - Mark 11:1-10
THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading: Isaiah 50:4-7
Psalm: Ps 21:8-9. 17-20. 23-24. “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?”
Second Reading: Philippians 2:6-11
Gospel Acclamation: Philippians 2:8-9
Gospel: Mark 14:1 - 15:47
Please listen to my audio recordings of the readings, prayers and reflections for the Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. Year B. - Sunday, 25 March 2018 by clicking this link here: https://soundcloud.com/user-633212303/passion-palm-sunday-b-faith-hope-and-love (EPISODE: 84 )
Holy week has begun…… and the passion narrative is such a powerful text in itself.
In the coming days, when you get some quiet prayer time, it would be good to read through the whole passion reading of Mark’s gospel, from the woman anointing Jesus with oil… to the last supper, and through his trial, and Peter’s denial of him ….. through to Jesus’ crucifixion and the laying of his body in the tomb…..
Mark, in his account of Jesus’ passion, presents to us an amazing array of characters…. representing contrasting personalities and differing behaviours….. Mark is inviting us to enter into the text and see where we stand in this amazing drama…… Mark presents the flawed leader who wants to placate his people rather than do what is right…… he presents the disciple who takes fright and denies his master when the heat is on…… he shows us the crowd… who welcomed Jesus in and now bays for his blood… and is swayed by populist sentiments…(and a “mob mentality”) and even accept the trade-off between a criminal, (a murderer), Barabbas… and an innocent man, Jesus…. we see people dressing Jesus up as a King…and bowing to him…but not worshipping him in truth but acting only in appalling mockery….
In what ways are we still to truly bow down to Christ…. to what extent is our commitment to Jesus still only as deep as the baptismal robe we were clothed in……
Let us be immersed in the drama of Holy Week, so that Jesus, who gave everything for us… will bring us through it… and to new life and renewed faith and commitment…. to the good news that gives us life… and life to the full...
Fr Paul W. Kelly
Marianne Talbot was thrown out of school at 15. She came back to education at 26 when she took an Open University Foundation course during which she discovered philosophy. Transferring to London University Marianne took First Class Honours then went to Oxford University to do graduate work. She taught for Pembroke College, Oxford from 1987 - 1990, for Brasenose College, Oxford from 1990-2000, and has, since 2001, been director of studies in philosophy at Oxford University's Department for Continuing Education.
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