26 March 2012

Sharing in the Cause of Christ (Passion Sun. 2012)

Judica me, Deus, et discerne causam meam de gente non sancta. –– Introit, Ps. 42:1
Passion Sunday, 25 March 2012

George Clooney is not only an actor; he is also an activist. He devotes a lot of his energies to a cause; namely, the plight of the good people of Sudan.

Now, the greater the good sought, the greater the cause. Accordingly, the greatest cause is that which Our Lord and Savior pursued to gain for us the remission of sin and the reward of eternal life. This cause of Our Lord, moreover, was more than just a passing concern of His. It is the very reason why He assumed a human nature in the first place! Even the name He adopts, the Holy Name, gives us to understand that He identifies Himself completely with His cause. Recall the words of the angel of the Lord to Joseph: “And she shall bring forth a son: and thou shalt call his name JESUS. For he shall save his people from their sins.”1