Saturday, March 24, 2018

3/25/18 - Palm Sunday, Year B

Scripture Readings

The characters in the Passion of Jesus Christ will forever be remembered based on their actions that day. 

The Passion is a story of betrayal by Judas, denial by Peter and accusations by the chief priests and other religious leaders. Jesus is condemned to death by Pilate and beaten, mocked jeered and crucified by the Roman soldiers.

These actions lead to the murder of an innocent man. The characters will be remembered for their cruelty and treachery. 

Only one that we know of was able to redeem himself. Peter’s later threefold confession of love wipes away his threefold denial.

There are other characters. The woman who anoints Jesus. Simon who helps to carry the cross. Veronica who wipes Jesus’ face. The women filled with grief who look on from a distance. And Joseph who places the body of Jesus in his own tomb. 

These are remembered for their kindness. We are remembered mostly for how we treat people during difficult times. 

To be remembered with fondness, we have to treat people with respect and dignity and charity.

How do you want to be remembered?

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