"O sublime humility! O humble sublimity!"
John 13:21-33, 36-38
Jesus is deeply troubled. Night has fallen. One apostle is about to betray Jesus and another is going to deny him three times. The darkness of the coming events is palpable in this Gospel reading.
On Palm Sunday we will enter into Jerusalem with Jesus, and the Church will enter into Holy Week. In order to prepare for this sacred time leading up to our Lord’s Passion and Resurrection, we invite you to meditate on some quotes from the saints.
The seventh word is from Luke 23:46: Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.
Again, Jesus is talking directly to His Father. His use of the word “Father” is reminiscent of my reflection on the first word, so if you forgot what I said, just reread the first word.
The sixth word is from John 19:30: It is finished.
The fifth word is from John 19:28: I thirst.