John 13 1-5, 12-17, 33-35 Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2The devil had already put it into the heart of Judas […]
In his final night with his disciples, Jesus washes their feet and shares a meal with them. His new commandment is not really new, but a new way to connect with him through their care for each other and the world. His act of service redefines the meaning of ‘master’ ‘teacher’, servant.’ When he is ‘lifted up’ on the cross, ‘glorified’ in the words of the evangelist, he will return to the Father, whence he came to bring us God’s saving upheaval of the power of evil and death. Jesus resurrection will put the seal on this work forever.
Palm Sunday April 17, 2011 Matthew 25: 1-13 Customarily, this Sunday starts with the story of the joyful celebration of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem the week before he was arrested, interrogated and brutally killed. We usually read the “Triumphal Entry” story, and then the story of his Passion – which is the old language for […]