Saint Frances de Chantal R.C. Church|
OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD
[Christ Jesus] humbled himself,
becoming obedient to the
point of death, even death on a cross.
ó Philippians 2:8
The solemnity of todayís readings invites us into silent contemplation of the mystery of our redemption. There are so many levels on which to understand the events of the Passion. The woman who anoints Jesus acts prophetically in a way that the other disciples do not yet grasp. Anointing is for priests, prophets, and kings, and also for the preparation of the dead. It is for healing and for holiness. Her action acknowledges the imminent events of the passion and death of the Lord, and points toward his resurrection and triumph over evil and death. He is priest and victim, prophet and God, King and Lord. All these things are acknowledged in her prophetic anointing.
|From the Pastor|
- St. Frances de Chantal R.C. Church
- 1273 58th St
- Brooklyn, NY 11219