NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD
Today we reach the climax of the Lenten season, Holy Week. Rather than focus immediately on the high point of this week, Easter Sunday, I invite you to stay with the core of this Lenten time, Jesus’ journey through his passion and death. In whatever ways each of us has spent the past six weeks, hopefully we allowed God to lead us in a renewed direction toward the goal of life—drawing closer to God.
There were a variety of opportunities in this parish to let this happen, including the parish missions in Spanish and English. If you chose to participate in one of these missions, I am sure your spirit was fired up to live in a renewed way the direction in which God is leading you.
All of today’s readings, including the psalm response, refer in some way to the suffering servant. Isaiah gives graphic descriptions of the physical torture this servant would undergo. St. Paul clearly states that Jesus emptied himself of his divine prerogatives as God and took on the form of a slave. And though Jesus chose to be broken and humiliated, he was fulfilling the destiny mapped out for him by God.