Friday, March 22, 2013

We cannot save ourselves

Palm Sunday

Anytime we hear a narrative from one of the Gospels, we have a fundamental choice to make. Will we simply listen to the story, or will we take the more challenging step and find ourselves in the story.

Who among us doesn’t want to see ourselves as the champion of righteousness and doer of good? But then it happens. Stepping into this story, we realize that, come Friday, we are part of an angry mob, unaware of God’s love for us and our need for grace.

Like the waiting Father, God’s love rushes to us because God knows we cannot save ourselves. So as you make your way through this week we call “holy,” dare to step into this story and hear from the depths of your soul the telling of God’s great love for the likes of you and me. With open hands and a willing heart, with deep humility and overwhelming gratitude, receive from God the gift of life eternal that God offers us through His only Son our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, our Savior and Redeemer.

- Deacon Robert