Passion Sunday C (28 Mar 2010)
Homily of Fr. Paul Panaretos, S.J.
Entering the Mysteries
Raised to glorify the name of Jesus Christ
Son of God made man
That his cross may ever be held high
To inspire ˝ To strengthen ˝ and To Save
The souls of men for whom he died
That his sacrifice may be perpetuated
Through the ages
’Till the end of time.1
Jesus' sacrifice is not limited to what we do around his altar. We are the church, his body in the world. The way we live is how we choose to follow him. The way we follow Jesus is how we participate in his inspiring, strengthening and saving work. Our participation in his messianic work makes our lives more eloquent witnesses to inspire, to strengthen and to save not people only but the world.
Again we raise his cross high; we raise high our palm branches and follow him singing hosanna!
1. On the lintel over the north-facing, side-entrance at the Miramar end of Gesu Catholic Church, University Heights, Ohio.