Passion Sunday 2017
Towards the end of Our Lord’s life the hostility of His adversaries intensified. The religious leaders refused, despite enormous evidence in the miracles and teachings of Christ, to accept Him as their Savior. Before He humbly accepted the incredible sufferings of His Passion and Death for our sins and the sins of the entire world, He wanted His enemies to know clearly what they were in the eyes of God when He said instead of loving Him they wanted to kill Him and they were not “of God.” This was a powerful indictment pronounced by the Son of God. The veiling of statues during Passiontide is the reminder that Jesus had to hide Himself from them until the hour of His sacrifice had come.