Friday, March 18, 2016

Palm Sunday

Dear Parishioners,

The weeks have passed all too quickly and now, with the sun making its way across the sky, we are here with our Lord outside the silent stone walls of old Jerusalem (Luke 22:14–23:56). We have come a long way. We have witnessed this One now robed in love feed the hungry, give sight to the blind and strength to the lame. We have heard stories about a woman accused of adultery and two lost sons. With our Lord walking before us, we now see him on the Mount of Olives rising to sit on a donkey whose back has never felt the weight of a human being.

Palm Sunday, this day when the stone walls would shout even if we were silent, is a day to remember. With God's presence and in God's loving embrace, nothing can ultimately keep us from God's love and grace.

- Deacon Robert

“To preserve Purity, three things are necessary; the practice of
the presence of God, prayer, and the Sacraments; and again,
the reading of holy books– this nourishes the soul.”
~ Thoughts of the Cure D’Ars