Sunday, March 28, 2010

“Why is this week different from other weeks?”

Father Thomas Rosica answers this question for us in contemplating the Scripture readings for this holiest of weeks in the Year of Grace.

“Only when someone values love more highly than life, that is, only where someone is ready to put life second to love, for the sake of love, can love be stronger and more than death. If it is to be more than death it must first be more than mere life. Jesus’ total love for men, which leads him to the cross, is perfected in total stepping-over to the Father and therein becomes stronger than death, because in this it is at the same time total ‘being held’ by him.” (Pope Benedict XVI)

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