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 cocaphony 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

Reading 1 – Isaiah 50:4-7
Psalm – Psalm 22:8-24
Reading 2 – Phillipians 2:6-11
Gospel – Matthew 26:14-27:66