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Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion
April 14, 2019
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

What Kind
of King?

Kingship and all leadership exist in order to secure the welfare of the kingdom and especially the welfare of those who are in it.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

Blessed By Being Seen

There is a deep longing inside of us to be seen by those to whom we look up—our parents, our elders, our leaders, and our bosses.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

Engulfment and Abandonment

We can long for God; but we can be afraid of his goodness at the same time.

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

Abandonment and Salvation

Jesus’ experience of abandonment even seemed to extend to his Father: “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?”

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

Where Is My Heart?

Explain Jesus’ love for us. Does this ever describe your love? Or is your love sometimes characterized by self-interest?

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A Poem to
Sit With

J Janda

Pater Noster

he has muted his heartbeat
dispersed it

in bird and wood
marrow of stone

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