Christ comes to Jerusalem – knowing that he will suffer and die – that through his Cross and Resurrection we might be saved from sin and death. Like a firefighter, he approaches the fire to rescue us. He invites us to take his hand, that he might lead us into a freedom of faith and eternal life.
Our invitation is to let go of the sins and hurts that have bound us; to unclench our hands from past injuries and allow his saving grace to set us free.
This homily was given on March 29, 2015 at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Superior, WI.