Homily from Fr Kieran at the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion – Good Friday

In Fr Kieran’s Good Friday homily, he reflects on the two Passion accounts, viz., that of the suffering servant from the prophet Isaiah and the main focus of the Good Friday liturgy, the Passion of Jesus and the theme that joins both of these accounts. Fr Kieran explores these two accounts as calling on us, to find a unity in our whole life span between the active stage and the stage of passion. Often our world identifies those lesser ones with the inactive, the passive, but Jesus identifies these same ones as the most important in the heart of God. He has come to make us all one and what a price he pays to get that message across.

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On being ambitious for the higher gifts

In this reflection on the Gospel for the third week of Lent, Fr Kieran considers the text of St Matthew’s Gospel and the story about the mother of the sons of Zebedee (Mt 20:17-28). Their mother (we don’t know her name) makes a request of Jesus, that her sons be allowed to sit on his right and on his left. While this request upset the other apostles, Jesus reminded them (us!) what the true request must be, viz. to serve and not to be served.

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