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Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion
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April 5, 2020
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

King? Really?

Jesus enters the city Jerusalem as a king would. He rides on a colt—an animal used for the entrance of royalty into a city.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

The Cross as Revealing the Inner Life of God

The cross, then, is the ultimate icon, the real depiction of the Holy. It shows us God’s heart, the inner life of the Trinity.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

The King on a Donkey

Where is that divinely promised, everlasting righteous kingship of the Davidic line? What is there, after all, to yell “hosanna” about?

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Gillick, SJ

Do No Harm

Each conversation Jesus has, each action of his, each event of denial or injury, speaks the same reality.

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring


Today’s liturgy teaches us “to welcome our suffering,” to bear witness to God by following Christ’s example of suffering.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

Faithful Love

Jesus endured the sense of being abandoned by the one he loved most, his Abba. He chose to experience all of humanity’s worst suffering. What does this tell us?

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A Poem to
Sit With

J Janda

Mother Teresa of Calcutta




he is all around us

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