Sunday Gospel Reflection With Fr. Bill Grimm
- March 22, 2013
'Holy Thursday Mass of the Lordâ€™s SupperLuke 23:1-49
1 The whole assembly then rose, and they brought him before Pilate.
2 They began their accusation by saying, 'We found this man inciting our people to revolt, opposing payment of the tribute to Caesar, and claiming to be Christ, a king.'
3 Pilate put to him this question, 'Are you the king of the Jews?' He replied, 'It is you who say it.'
4 Pilate then said to the chief priests and the crowd, 'I find no case against this man.'
5 But they persisted, 'He is inflaming the people with his teaching all over Judaea and all the way from Galilee, where he started, down to here.'
6 When Pilate heard this, he asked if the man were a Galilean;
7 and finding that he came under Herod's jurisdiction, he passed him over to Herod, who was also in Jerusalem at that time.
8 Herod was delighted to see Jesus; he had heard about him and had been wanting for a long time to set eyes on him; moreover, he was hoping to see some miracle worked by him.
9 So he questioned him at some length, but w
John wants to emphasize that service is essential to our life of faith. Just as the Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life, so, too, is humble service. We cannot have one without the other.