Gospel Reflection for April 5, 2020, Palm/Passion Sunday

Scripture Readings: Matthew 21.1-11; Isaiah 50.4-7; Philippians 2.6-22; Matthew 26.14—27.66 or 27.11-54 “Jesus cried out with a loud voice, ‘Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?’ that is, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’ – Matthew 27.46 What in your life has demanded more than you thought you had to give? What has Jesus’ passionContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 5, 2020, Palm/Passion Sunday”

Gospel Reflection for April 9, 2017, Palm/Passion Sunday

Scripture Readings: Matthew 21.1-11; Isaiah 50.4-7; Philippians 2.6-11; Matthew 26.14-27.66 or 27.11-54 “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” – Matthew 27.46 Jesus’ passion is the reverse of the kingly life to which the devil tempted him and which the Church read on the 1st Sunday of Lent. Jesus does not rule theContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 9, 2017, Palm/Passion Sunday”

Gospel Reflection for April 13, 2014, Palm/Passion Sunday

About three o’clock Jesus cried out in a loud tone, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?”  This means, “My God, my God.  Why have you forsaken me?” Matthew 27.46 The events of the passion test and manifest Jesus’ love for God, for the world, for his friends, and for the community that still gathers in his name. Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 13, 2014, Palm/Passion Sunday”