Letter for April 13, 2014
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Dear sisters and brothers,
Lent has drawn us to this. Lent has prepared us for this. With Palm
Sunday we enter into the heart of this mystery. All the years of
waiting, all the generations of preparation have led to this moment, the
full unfolding of God’s saving plan for each of us, for all of us.
Holy week. Day by day, almost hour by hour, we retrace His steps, hear
His words, feel His loving invitation to the fullness of life and love.
We feel again our response to this offer—enthusiastic reception,
fear-filled escape, violent rejection.
This week of weeks, this examination what love means for us, what love
does for us, what the last full measure of devotion feels like; all of
this is at the center of Christian faith, the sacrificial death and
glorious Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Happy Easter all,