Every New Year’s Day I have such good resolutions but usually by the end of the week
or month they have faded into oblivion! The discipline I need to carry them out
take a back seat to something easier.
In the gospel we cry out “Crucify Him! Crucify Him!” when just at the beginning
of Mass at
the procession with the palms we were crying out “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes
in the name of the Lord!”
What a contrast. One moment we are full of good resolutions and promises to follow
Christ but when it comes time to do so and it looks
hard or interferes in our schedule or plans, we change our minds.
With Holy Week coming, I challenge all of us to enter into and seriously look at
the Paschal Triduum, beginning with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday
( March29 at 7:00pm) continuing with Good Friday (March 30 at 12:30) and ending
with Easter ( Saturday, March 31 at 8:30pm or Sunday, April 1 at 9:00) as vital steps
toward becoming a more consistent disciple of Christ, I encourage you to go out
of your way to attend these services and give your whole heart to the Lord, who died
for each one of us.
We enter into Jerusalem with our Lord, we meet him at the Table of Life, we are saved
by his crucifixion and we are promised eternity by his resurrection. He certainly
went out of his way