MONDAY (April 26, 2021)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” (John 10:11)
“On the next day their rulers and elders and scribes gathered together in Jerusalem, with Annas the high priest and Caiaphas and John and Alexander, and all who were of the high-priestly family. And when they had set them in the midst, they inquired, “By what power or by what name did you do this?” Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders, if we are being examined today concerning a good deed done to a crippled man, by what means this man has been healed, let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead—by him this man is standing before you well. This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”” (Acts 4:5–12)
Just as the rulers, elders and scribes had tried to trip up Jesus, to catch him in order to silence Him, they are now turning to the disciples. Obviously, there attempts to “silence” Jesus by torturing Him and crucifying Him did not work. His Word cannot be imprisoned or captured or quieted.
Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Heavenly Father, bless Gary with faith in you and fervent love toward all those who cross his path this day. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Prayer of the Week (from Sunday)
Almighty God, merciful Father, since You have wakened from death the Shepherd of Your sheep, grant us Your Holy Spirit that when we hear the voice of our Shepherd we may know Him who calls us each by name and follow where He leads; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.