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The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus. Those who accept his offer of salvation are set free from sin, sorrow, inner emptiness and loneliness. (Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium)

Palm Sunday, Year C | Being constant in a fallen world

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Entry into Jerusalem, Pietro Lorenzetti, 1320, Southern Transept of Lower Basilica of San Francesco, Assisi, Italy.

This Sunday our readings swing from the cheering crowds waving palm branches as Jesus enters Jerusalem to the angry mob shouting “Crucify him!”  We can learn a lot about how to cope with life’s ups and downs from seeing how Jesus behaves throughout the Passion Narrative.  What does God want from us?  Only to be faithful to him, to cooperate with him.  When we do that, God can use us in amazing ways and change our lives from dreary to hope-filled!

Bishop Robert Barron shares some thoughts for this Sunday on the opening Gospel in today’s Liturgy in his talk, The Master has need of you.

For more on today’s readings watch here:

Don’t forget to watch Part 2 as well (available on Youtube), and for some extra reflections for Holy Week, try John Bergsma’s Jesus Cheered, Then Killed.

Today’s readings:

Word format: Year C Palm Passion Sunday

Pdf format: Year C Palm Passion Sunday

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