Saturday, March 19, 2016

3-20-2016 -- Palm Sunday, Year C

March 20, 2016 - Palm Sunday, Year C
Saint Martin de Tours Catholic Church



The Passion Narrative in the Gospel of Luke shows us a side of the Lord Jesus that is easy for us to overlook.


The Passion Narrative in the Gospel of Luke shows us the kindness and care and concern of Jesus. At the Last Supper, Jesus gives his Body and Blood for his disciples as a spiritual nourishment to strengthen them for the task that lies ahead.


The Passion Narrative in the Gospel of Luke shows us the prayer of Jesus. Jesus prays for Peter that he might be strengthened and Jesus prays in the garden that the Father give him the strength to give his life as a sacrifice to save us.


The Passion Narrative in the Gospel of Luke shows us the gentleness of Jesus. He heals the severed ear of the enemy’s servant.


The Passion Narrative in the Gospel of Luke shows us the love of Jesus. He stops along the way to greet the daughters of Jerusalem.


The Passion Narrative in the Gospel of Luke shows us the forgiveness of Jesus. He pardons the good thief and assures him, “Today you will be with me in paradise.”


The Passion Narrative in the Gospel of Luke shows us the trust of Jesus. “Father, into your hands I entrust my Spirit.”


We are invited to walk with Jesus on his Way of the Cross.
On Holy Thursday we are invited to sit at the Last Supper and share the meal with Jesus’ disciples. We also sit in the garden and pray for an hour.


On Good Friday we are invited to stand at the foot of the cross with all our sorrow and grief and watch as an innocent man dies for us.


On Holy Saturday we are invited to sit and wait in the darkness for Christ our Light.


On Easter Sunday we are invited to share in the joy of the Resurrection as we celebrate the New Life Christ has won for us.


The Passion Narrative in the Gospel of Luke shows us a side of the Lord Jesus that is easy for us to overlook. But it is a side of Jesus that we desperately need to see.

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