Friends, one of the best known stories in Western culture is the narrative of Christ’s Passion and death. However, this very familiarity can block our understanding of the account. What I want to do in this homily is to draw your attention to three odd details of Mark’s Gospel, each of which packs a punch spiritually.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Isaiah 50:4-7
Psalm – Psalm 22:8-24
Reading 2 – Philippians 2:6-11
Gospel – Mark 14:1-15:47