Palm Sunday (C) 2019

As we now read the Gospel account of the arrest, torture, crucifixion and death of Jesus of Nazareth I want you to advance beyond the traditional view of these events as a sacrificial offering to God The Father to apologise to and appease Him for the insult to Him by the Fall of Adam and Eve, Original sin and the individual sins of each one of us.
This is a very narrow, one strand view of Redemption and Salvation.
Far better to look on the events recounted in today’s Gospel reading as something integral to God’s original act of creation. It was always God’s plan as part of His ongoing revelation of Himself. It is the final great act, the final great symbol of God’s total involvement in every aspect of our lives, from birth to death. It is the ultimate Symbol, the ultimate act of God’s love for you and I. Listening to today’s Gospel reading I must ask myself; What more could My God do to convince me of his love and care for me?