My homily for Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, Year C, as preached during the live-streamed 9.30am Mass from Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton.
The readings proclaimed were Luke 19:28-40; Isaiah 50:4-7; Philippians 2:6-11; Luke 22:14 – 23:56. Today’s psalm is Psalm 21: “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?”
“Luke goes to great lengths to focus not so much on the details of Christ’s Passion but on the fundamental injustice of Christ’s condemnation and death. The injustice flows from a misunderstanding – deliberate or otherwise – of what the Messiah was meant to be and a belief that Jesus did not fit the expectation of the religious authorities of the day. As disciples of Jesus, we are called to proclaim the Reign of God that Jesus inaugurated, not what we believe it should be.”