Friday, April 07, 2006

Reflections: Palm Sunday

Reflections for the Sunday of the Lord's Passion


Mark, the Evangelist, in today's reading of the Passion, presents the cruelest of circumstances in which Jesus was caught. He emphasizes the humanity of Jesus. Jesus in Mark's Gospel is as frail as we are. He suffers like us. Like a child in full confidence he says, "Abba", an Aramaic term meaning 'daddy' often used at that time by children. In his humanity and suffering he puts his trust in God, similar to the trust and faith a child has in a loving parent.

Is "Abba" a word you use?

Rev. Fr. Robert Crasta, a Roman Catholic Priest of the Diocese of Mangalore in India and currently serving as the Parochial Vicar at the Church of Our Lady of Victory, 60 William Street, New York, NY 10005, is the founder of America's Mangalorean Konkan Catholic Prayer Society (AMKCPS), an online prayer society of free membership, dedicated to strengthening the spiritual life of Mangalorean Christians abroad. To know more, visit

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