Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion at Mississippi Abbey

I have many occasions to talk to young parents who are adapting their lives to raising children. This prompts me to look back to my own boyhood when my parents were young. I can now appreciate the sacrifices they made for us kids. I think all of us here can do that. We can appreciate it as a measure of their love.  

By recalling that, their kenosis or self-emptying prepares us for Holy Week, for appreciating the passion of Christ. We, His Followers, appreciate the love shown. How is it shown?

The extent of a person’s love for another is shown by the good he or she would like for self that is renounced for the sake of the other.

“Have this mind in you…Go and do likewise.”