Homily / What a difference between the Gospel and the Passion Narrative today. We started in such acelebratory mood, singing Hosanna; this was victory! But how quickly that became “Crucify Him”followed shortly by “Father into your hands I commend my spirit” and Jesus breathed his last. Whathappened to the celebration? And yet, this moment was a victory, unknown and unseen at this point,the greatest victory every won. The pain of the crucifixion will soon give way to the Glory of theresurrection.
Homily / All of us can now follow him to Heaven. To make it possible he shed his blood for you and for me. He laid down his life for us. Heaven is a possibility for us because of Jesus, because of the price he paid for us.