iPadre: Fr. Cooper’s Homilies

If the Stones Cried Out - Palm Sunday 2019

April 14, 2019

Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!” Obviously the Pharisees are offended by this little celebration. “I tell you,” Jesus replies, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” That’s quite a vivid image, isn’t it--stones crying out. Could an inert piece of stone on the ground cry out its adoration of Christ? And, if the stones on the ground had cried out, what do you think would have been their message on that first Palm Sunday? Let’s use our Catholic imagination for a few moments. What would be the message of those stones on that first Palm Sunday if they had cried out words of praise?

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