We are entering Holy Week, which begins with Palm Sunday tomorrow. Today is a good time to reflect on the love of God that has been present from the beginning of time. Our first reading reminds us that God’s love, which was made complete through the sacrifice of Jesus, has poured out to the people of the covenant throughout the ages.
No longer shall they defile themselves with their idols,
their abominations, and all their transgressions.
I will deliver them from all their sins of apostasy,
and cleanse them so that they may be my people
and I may be their God.
My servant David shall be prince over them,
and there shall be one shepherd for them all;
they shall live by my statutes and carefully observe my decrees.
They shall live on the land that I gave to my servant Jacob,
the land where their fathers lived;
they shall live on it forever,
they, and their children, and their children’s children,
with my servant David their prince forever.
I will make with them a covenant of peace;
it shall be an everlasting covenant with them,
and I will multiply them, and put my sanctuary among them forever.
We are given the fullness of God’s love in Christ Jesus. In Holy Week, let us steep ourselves in that love.
Behold, the Kingdom of God is suddenly upon you.