WEDNESDAY (February 10, 2021)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.” (Isaiah 40:28)
“For if I preach the gospel, that gives me no ground for boasting. For necessity is laid upon me. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward, but if not of my own will, I am still entrusted with a stewardship. What then is my reward? That in my preaching I may present the gospel free of charge, so as not to make full use of my right in the gospel.” (1 Corinthians 9:16–18)
If anyone had a reason to boast, it might be Paul. He was brilliant, well-educated, socially connected by birth. He was an eloquent speaker and quite engaging. And yet, he says he has no reason for boasting. for the words he speaks have been given to him by Jesus. Paul does not preach the Gospel of Paul, he preaches Christ crucified and in that lies the boasting.
Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Be with Rick 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)
O Lord, keep Your family the Church continually in the true faith that, relying on the hope of Your heavenly grace, we may ever be defended by Your mighty power; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.