Sunday Homily

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INTO THE CACOPHONY OF SIN

LENT WEEK 6

PALM SUNDAY

by Bishop Robert Barron

On Palm Sunday, we are privileged to listen to one of the great Passion narratives. In Matthew’s account, we see Jesus as a still-point in the maelstrom, as God’s fidelity amidst a cacophony of sin. In the course of the Passion, Jesus confronts betrayal, laziness, violence, untruth, abuse of power, self-destruction, and wanton cruelty—the whole panoply of human dysfunction. And he takes away this sin precisely by his obedience and his mercy.

Mass Readings

Isaiah 50:4-7

 

Ps 21               My God, .my God,

                          why have you forsaken me?

 

Philippians 2:6-11

 

Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory:

Christ was humbler yet,

even to accepting death, death on a cross.

But God raised him high

and gave him the name which is above all names.

Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory:

 

Matthew 26:14 — 27:66