Today’s Gospel reading, the day before Palm Sunday, gives us the prophecy of Caiaphas the High Priest to the assembled council: ‘ One of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all; you do not understand that it is expedient for you that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation should not perish.” He did not say this of his own accord, but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus should die for the nation, and not for the nation only, but to gather into one the children of God who are scattered abroad. So from that day on they took counsel how to put him to death’. These words recall the second Servant Song of Isaiah: ‘It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the preserved of Israel; I will give you as a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth’.

As we enter upon the recalling of the mighty acts by which we have been saved, let us ‘look to Jesus’, keeping Him and His path faithfully in our heart.

May God bless you this day.