TUESDAY (April 27, 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)
“By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.” (1 John 3:16–18)
God’s mercy and love towards us is the first and greatest gift. This mysterious Love gives us new life in the waters of baptism. This Divine Love feeds us at the table so that we are strengthened in body and soul. This Love fills us to overflowing so that we might go out and love one another. This is a Love who compels us to action—to Love in action with acts of mercy towards our neighbor in need.
Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Lord Jesus Christ, be with Mavis this week. Give her your grace and teach her to learn more of your mercy with each passing day. 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.