Celebration of the Lord's Passion

Bishop Tom Williams presided at the Celebration of the Lord's Passion at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King on Good Friday and together with a large congregation took part in the Veneration of the Cross.



Homily preached by the Right Reverend Thomas Williams, Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Liverpool, at the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion. Good Friday 29 March 2013 at 3.00 pm in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool.

On this Good Friday I am reminded of the words of St Francis of Assisi who once famously said to his Friars: ‘preach well, and if necessary, use words’.

What need have we of words today? Death often leaves us lost for words, our actions speak louder. Are we numbed with shock? Do we behave like victims? Do we feel sorry for ourselves? Do we look forward and look for someone to blame or are we humbled by our own weakness, the weakness of being human. Are our minds filled with questions and doubts or do we just feel sorry for ourselves?

But today, are we grateful for the unselfish love and sacrifice that has been made for us?