Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Passion of the Lord

The time has come to go to Jerusalem.
All the things the prophets have foretold
     concerning the Son of Man,
Shall now be accomplished

In his Palm Sunday homily Father Abbot compared all that the passion will entail  to a gathering storm, the "perfect storm" into which Jesus will travel in faith, in love for us and faithfulness to his Father. With Jesus our Lord we journey to Jerusalem in these days. There in his sufferings we will see and experience our own sufferings and the sufferings and burdens of so many of our sisters and brothers in need. May our own hearts be stretched opened in compassion, as the heart of Jesus was broken open by the soldier's lance.

Photograph of stained glass in Chapter House doors.
Holy Week Introit Antiphon.