WEDNESDAY (April 28, 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 shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him; for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him. And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.” (1 John 3:19–24)
God’s love for us is immeasurable. It defies space and time and all reason. God’s love is a mystery, not a theory to be dissected or a problem to be solved, but rather a mystery to be encountered and experienced. And, knowing our need for the tangible, God put a face to His love in His Son, Jesus. In Jesus, we see the face of God. We see the face of Love.
Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Be with Jeff this day, O Lord, and show him your great love throughout all the days of his life. 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.