Gospel Reflection for March 24, Palm/Passion Sunday: Reflecting on the suffering and death of Jesus can be very difficult, especially when we remember that Jesus suffered and died out of love for others. Even when he was alone and felt abandoned, Jesus continued to bring forgiveness to those around him. The song “Learn Me Right” from the movie Brave reminds us of the power of forgiveness.
Key Lines: We will be who we are/And they’ll heal our scars/Sadness will be far away/So I had done wrong but you put me right/My judgment burned in the black of night/When I give less than I take/It is my fault my own mistake
Questions: Why do you think Jesus chose to follow God’s will for him instead of saving himself? When is it hard to follow what Jesus has asked of us? How does Jesus’ suffering help heal us? Can suffering ever be a good thing? What does Jesus’ death teach us about forgiveness?