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Change is Never Easy

Mark 15:1-39

On Palm Sunday we read the Passion from Mark's Gospel and are witnesses to an amazing conversion experience. The Centurion, who no doubt had supervised countless number of official executions, was somehow changed by the trial, torture, and passion of Jesus. Mark writes that it was when the Roman saw the way Jesus had died, he came to truly know him as the Son of God. Change is never easy, Lent is forty days precisely because change takes time, effort and patience. However, when I look up at the Cross and see my Savior, I see all my problems, worries, and hurts and sins in a brand new perspective. Through what we suffer we can, like the Centurion, look up and proclaim with him, Truly, this is the Son of God!