Homily from Palm Sunday.
“This is the whole secret: The gift that changes the relationship is the Cross. ‘I didn’t ask Him to do this for me.’ Here’s the Cross, and the One with all the power in the story is the One who can’t move because His wrists are nailed to some wood; His feet are nailed to some wood. He seems powerless, but He is in control. The Cross is a symbol of uncertainty and weakness and powerlessness. It’s a sign of my need. Because I live under the illusion of control. And the Cross then, when I am willing to be obedient to the Father and place the Cross at the center of my life, that is when I am truly free. That is when you are truly free: when you let the Cross of Jesus be at the center of your life.”
Mass Readings from March 24, 2013: