- Aug 1, 2021
The proclamation of the Lord’s Resurrection has been passed down through the ages, accompanied by the Christian way of life. The two are inseparable. The Resurrection gives meaning to the way of life, while the way of life embodies and gives credibility to the Resurrection.
Palm Sunday also begins Holy Week, the most revered week of the entire Christian calendar. Within this one week, the principal events of human salvation will be celebrated. From Holy Thursday and Good Friday, to the Great Easter Vigil and Easter Day itself, the Passion, Death, and glorious Resurrection of the Lord Jesus will be solemnly re-presented to the People of God.
As hard as it is to hear, the Lord Jesus truly wants us to die to ourselves and to follow him. There are no if’s, and’s, or but’s. It is an unconditional surrender.
In truth, God is infinitely perfect. He doesn’t need a reboot, an upgrade, or any assistance from any of his creatures to be somehow better or more relevant, or more kind, or more merciful.
In the Bible, Abraham comes on the scene at the very beginning of recorded history.
As a help to our Lenten observance, every second Sunday of the sacred season, the Church gives us the account of the Lord’s Transfiguration.
We are called to take the hard and oftentimes long road of “loving others back” into the consolation of faith and into the fold of the Church.
Lent is an opportunity to mark the calendar, start fresh, and renew some things in our lives.