In my previous post, I reflected on Psalm 22. Christ Himself invoked the psalmist as He hung on the cross on Good Friday with the lament, “My God, why have you abandoned me?”
Christians living in the Mideast and North Africa surely must feel the same. They are being murdered, raped, burned, and expelled by Muslim persecutors while the West seems to keep their outrage in check.
On this Palm Sunday, 2017, the atrocities continue as ISIS attacked two Coptic Christian churches in Egypt, killing 43 and injuring 100…Read More
So when Jesus cries out, “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?”, He has allowed Himself to experience the isolation of the sinner as He takes all the sins of the world … onto Himself.
Sin separates us from God.Read More
Palm Sunday announces the end of Caesar’s kingdom. Every one of man’s kingdoms of that era is gone. On the other hand, Christ’s kingdom reigns to this day.Read More
Fr. Robert Barron is a gifted theologian. In the video commentary above, he helps modern man understand the high drama of Palm Sunday by linking the event to a critical understanding of the Old Testament. The Jewish audience of the day got it, but do we? …Read More