Below is the text of the Palm Sunday Homily delivered by Rev. José H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles, Sunday, April 5, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Downtown L.A.
My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
We enter into this Holy Week, in this extraordinary and challenging time.
Jesus enters Jerusalem today as a king, triumphant, surrounded by a large crowd. He dies, crucified, abandoned and alone.
St. Paul tells us today, “Christ Jesus … emptied himself… coming in human likeness… he humbled himself, becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.”