Gospel Reflection for March 28, 2021 – Palm/Passion Sunday

Scripture Readings: Mark 11.1-10; Isaiah 50.4-7; Philippians 2.6-11; Mark 14.1-15.47 “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.” – Mark 11.9 “When it was noon, a darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. At three o’clock Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?”Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 28, 2021 – 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”

Gospel Reflection for March 24, Palm/Passion Sunday

 “Father into your hands I commend my spirit.”  After Jesus said this, he died. Luke 23.46 How can a man who is crucified be God’s messiah who comes to save people and bring them new life?  Jesus, who dies the death of a criminal, isn’t even powerful enough to save himself.  The first Christian preachersContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 24, Palm/Passion Sunday”

Gospel Reflection for April 1st, Palm/Passion Sunday

Hosanna!  Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Mark 11.9 Holy Week begins by celebrating Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem with palms and songs that express honor and praise.  In the Palm Sunday gospel and in the “Holy, Holy, Holy” at every Eucharist, Christians identify Jesus as the one who comesContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for April 1st, Palm/Passion Sunday”