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Study, Pray, Serve: Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

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Let’s examine some of the major themes that surface in our readings for Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion.

1st Reading – Isaiah 50:4-7

  • This passage of the “Suffering Servant” is interpreted by the Church to apply directly to Jesus.
  • Note how it is written in the first person, from the Lord’s perspective, and points to the agony of the Passion.

Psalm – 22: 8-9,17-20,23-24

  • “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?”
  • This Psalm offers a prophecy that is fulfilled with the Passion of the Lord.
  • I strongly suggest that we all read Psalm 22 repeatedly during Holy Week. For although it begins in anguish and suffering, it ends with a resounding praise of the glory of God.

2nd Reading – Philippians 2:6-11

  • Jesus humbly “empties himself” and takes on our human form in order to die on the Cross for our sins.
  • Because of this sacrifice, Jesus Christ is exalted above all creation, and we acknowledge him as Lord.

Gospel – Matthew 26:14-27:66

  • This is the great drama of God’s love for us!
  • Do yourself a favor and take time this week to slowly read and reflect on the Passion of our Lord. Seriously, just do it, and offer a prayer of gratitude for the sacrifice of Christ on the Cross.

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