Scripture Reflections for Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

Year C, Lectionary 37

Hate feeling lost on Sundays at church? Searching for a better explanation of the Bible than what you hear from your pastor's sermon? Check out the following collection of audio, video, and text commentaries from various Christian experts for a better understanding of today's scripture that deal with: CommunityCovenantCrossDeathFollowForgiveHerodHistoryHoly WeekHopeHumilityInnocentJourneyJusticeKingdomLast SupperLentLimitLosersPassionProdigalProphecyRockServantSinSpeakSt. PeterSufferingWinners

Isaiah 50:4-7
Psalm 22:8-9, 17-20, 23-24
Philippians 2:6-11

“So Paul's writing to this church at Philippi and what does he do? In one breath he both upholds Jewish monotheism, right, by quoting Isaiah 45 and at the same time makes clear that implicitly, he doesn't say it, that Jesus is Lord and, who's not lord? Caesar”

Catholic Productions | "Monotheism and the Divinity of Jesus According to Paul" | Brant Pitre | January 29, 2021

“So notice Paul takes a which the Lord says 'I'm God, there is no other. To me every knee will bow and every tongue confess' and Paul takes that text and he applies it to Jesus”

"The Ascension" | Brant Pitre | April 3, 2020

“Humility means to be grounded, to be grounded. God is certainly humbling us at this time and we're called to keep our eyes fixed on that humble Jesus who takes up that cross and embraces it and walks, these days that we know, lead to victory”

"Lean on Me" | Fr. Stephen Thorne | April 5, 2020
Luke 22:14-71; 23:1-56

“Jesus in the very midst of his passion, everything he's about to face, everything he's about to undergo, he's still looking forward beyond the cross to the role Peter is going to play as the chief of the apostles”

"The Last Supper and the Primacy of Peter" | Brant Pitre |
"Father, forgive them" | Fr. Geoffrey Plant |

“we're called out of ourselves to take this road with Jesus, to take up the gift of the reign of God we are called to bring while knowing that there will be murderous opposition to that gift”

Cecilia González-Andrieu |
Fr. Tony Ricard |
Overall Readings

“Give everything of darkness, every suffering into the hands of our Lord. Give your whole self, your whole being to him. Breathe out the pain in order to breathe in new life”

Elizabeth |

“Which kingdom will you be loyal to? Which king will you follow? And will you follow from Palm Sunday to Holy Thursday to Good Friday? Will you follow him all the way to the hill of Calvary?”

Fr. Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ |

“We are no better than Judas Iscariot when we stand for Jesus in the church and then we step outside we hide our identity”

Fr. Emmanuel Ochigbo |

“The good news on Palm Sunday is that God has not abandoned us”

"I Have A Well trained Tongue" | Fr. Stephen Thorne |

“there will be no healing unless each of us learns to forgive everybody that has ever hurt us, talked about us, slander us, tried to kill us, murder us”

Monsignor Raymond East |

“we have this exchange, we give up our self and we gain Christ. And when we gain Christ we gain victory over self. And when we gain victory over self we gain the Kingdom of Heaven.”

Fr. Addisalem Mekonnen |