We are finally at Palm/Passion Sunday.
We are on the doorstep of the Triduum.
These forty days of Lent are almost over; our Easter joy is close at hand.
Today's Mass is about a swing of moods. We hear of Jesus' triumphant entrance into Jerusalem, then get shocked with one of Isaiah's "Suffering Servant" prophecies, and then witness the Crucifixion through the same eyes of the Gospel writer from the start. From "Hosanna" to "Crucify", from elation to desolation, from seeming victory to seeming defeat.
Holy Week has begun. As has been my custom since the inception of this 'blog, I once again humbly present a series of meditations on the "Seven Last Words", the statements made by Christ as He hung on the Cross. The format has changed little; all I have ever asked is that what I say might inspire you to find others who can present a deeper insight.
Draw closer to the Cross. Join Mary, John and the rest. "Listen to Him."
See you at the hour of mercy--the hour of His Death.