Passion Sunday

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Originally delivered on March 27, 1994

Reading: Mark 11:1-10

In today’s Gospel, we are reminded that throughout the ages, we as Christian people, often welcome others and then withdraw our love when it begins to cost us something.  But in today’s Passion, we are challenged to give as Jesus gave His life for us.  To be authentic, our actions should reflect Jesus’ actions.  We need to know that when human beings are embraced, the Christ is embraced.  Therefore, we need to not just celebrate Christ’s passion in our liturgies, but in our daily actions.  In the issues of our time, such as being there for our elders or providing universal healthcare for all, we are called to welcome and love our sisters and brothers, despite the hardship that we may personally feel.