WEDNESDAY (January 13, 2021)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
“And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”” (Mark 1:11)
“For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. For one who has died has been set free from sin. Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 6:4–11)
In Baptism we get death over with. We enter into the now and the not yet—eternal time. Our bodies may get sick, wear out and even die, but we who bear the mark of Jesus on our bodies will live forever. This is a mystery, but God’s promises are sure.
Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Be with Craig 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)
Father in heaven, at the Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River You proclaimed Him Your beloved Son and anointed Him with the Holy Spirit. Make all who are baptized in His name faithful in their calling as Your children and inheritors with Him of everlasting life; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.