Sunday, April 09, 2006


Living Faith is a wonderful resource for the spiritual life, providing daily reflections based on a Scripture passage from the daily Mass. Today’s reflection was on the word “Hosanna” from the Gospel of Mark.

Author Kevin Perrotta wrote about how the crowd used the word to acclaim Jesus as the one they thought had come to save them from the Roman occupiers, and how Jesus proved to be a different kind of Messiah. He goes on:
Some of us, I think, have been in that crowd. We stirred up faith that Jesus had come to save us from the suffering we most dreaded. We hoped he would be our medical Messiah, our financial Messiah, our legal Messiah. But he wasn’t. Rather than saving us from our cross, he joined us on it.

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