Characters of the Passion

Palm Sunday (A)

On this day, we read two Gospel passages. At the start of the Mass, we read the account of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem – the original Palm Sunday. Then, in the Liturgy of the Word, the Gospel reading is the story of the last 24 hours or so before Jesus’ death, beginning with the Last Supper. This Gospel reading is longer, and as such it presents to us a wealth of material for our prayer and reflection. What I will do here is offer a few thoughts on some of the people who appear in the Passion narrative, in the hope that it will help us place ourselves in the story and therefore be more open to whatever word the Lord wants us to hear in it today. Continue reading “Characters of the Passion”