The Passion of Our Lord

The Passion of Our Lord

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of the most important events in Christendom: The Passion, Death and Resurrection of our Lord.

These events are the centre and summit of our faith. It is through the Lord’s Passion that we are able to grasp the solidarity of our Lord with humanity. We can grasp how he became one of us and underwent the same, and far greater, suffering that we undergo in our condition of human beings.

Paul, in the letter to the Philippians 2:6-8, describes how our Lord took on our lowly form:

Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.  And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death — even death on a cross!

Live out these days of our redemption with greater fervour. Let us become one with Our Lord in His sufferings. Let us know that despite the sufferings He endured, God’s plans go far beyond this flesh and bones of ours; that as He became one of us, He opens the doors of Heaven for all who believe in Him.

“We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you, because, by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world.” (Opening prayer to each Station of the Cross)