With Palm Sunday today, we have entered into the holiest of holy weeks for us followers of Christ. To help us enter into this week through our blog, we have lined up homilies from our Holy Cross apostolates as they celebrate the Liturgies of this Holy Week. Setting the stage for the week for us is Fr. Peter Rocca, C.S.C., the Rector of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame. He gave the following homily this morning at the Basilica, reminding us that Jesus' journey is our journey.
Like Pontius Pilate who finds Jesus innocent, we find ourselves at times washing our hands of this man's fate for fear of what others may think or say. We too are like those criminals hanging on either side of Jesus, one who places his faith in Him; the other who, because of His lack of trust and hope, looks away from Jesus.
Let us walk this weeklong journey well. Let us walk it prayerfully, acknowledging our own part in Jesus' crucifixion, acknowledging as well our desire to follow Him more faithfully, and so come to share in His resurrection.