Isaiah 50:4-7; Psalms 22:8-9,17-20,23-24; Philippeans 2:6-11; Matthew 26:14-27:66
She was a nobody. You would not recognize her name. You have never met her before. She lived in a faraway place in Africa. She died today — distantly, isolatedly, silently. No bold-faced headlines, though her parents loved her; no special news bulletin, though she was special to her brothers and sisters who died before her; no live action films at 11:00 PM, though her village mourns her absence.
She was a nobody! She died of starvation and disease. We did not hear a whimper, for she died way off … over there. A nobody died today … quietly. A nobody died today with no fanfare, no worldwide attention, and no big fuss.
And yet … the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ is telling us that that little four-year-old nobody was a somebody — a human being, a child of God.
We are human beings. Each one of us is a unique human being. We are not “things.” Mankind is not…
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