Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

[Excerpted from the March/April 2017 issue; by John R. Barker, OFM, a Franciscan friar of the Province of Saint John the Baptist]

On Passion Sunday, we are confronted with images of profound suffering and degradation. Yet from the midst of the pain and humiliation emerges an image of Christ – and thus the God he incarnates – that is astoundingly beautiful.