This Palm Sunday’s second reading (Philippians 2:5-11), speaks of the “self-emptying”
of the Son of God
who, though he was in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God
as something to be exploited,
but emptied himself,
taking the form of a slave,
being born in human likeness.
And being found in human form,
he humbled himself
and became obedient to the point of death--
even death on a cross.
Saint Paul invites us to “let the same mind be in us that was in Christ Jesus.” In
other words, in a society where so many people want to be “social media influencers”
and famous, we are invited to follow a different path, that of Christ, in unity with Him.
We are invited to be humble, which means letting God be big and great in our lives,
taking a back seat to Him Who knows all things and holds us safely in the palm of His
Saint Augustine (+430) reminds us that “one cannot attain to love except through
humility” and “one cannot reach the kingdom of Heaven except by humility.”
Yours in Christ,
THE REV. DOMINIQUE PERIDANS