It seems so early in the Gregorian calendar, but in reality it is right on schedule. The spring equinox has passed. A full moon arrives shortly. A Sunday follows that. Heaven and earth dictate Easter will soon be here.
But one cannot have an end to what is called Holy Week without a beginning, which is Palm Sunday. And so as we beginning to celebrate the death and resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ, I once again offer my series of meditations based upon the "Seven Last Words" the Savior said as he hung on the Cross at Calvary. As they have been for the previous six years, I hope they are a starting point upon which you can reflect on this marvelous act of redemption.
Come back in a few hours to gaze upon the true Tree of Life.
Recall how salvation was won.
Remember this merciful deed.