WEDNESDAY (January 20, 2021)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
“You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” (1 Corinthians 6:19–20)
“Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, “The two will become one flesh.” But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” (1 Corinthians 6:15–20)
God created us in His image. Though ravaged by sin, Jesus redeemed us—He bought us with the price of His life. We are no longer our own, and this is a good thing. And Jesus didn’t buy us so that we could live by ourselves, doing whatever we want. No, He bought us so that we could live together as His Body, the Church.
Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Be with Marietta this day, O Lord, and show her your great love throughout all the days of her life. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Prayer of the Week (from Sunday)
Almighty and everlasting God, who governs all things in heaven and on earth, mercifully hear the prayers of Your people and grant us Your peace through all our days; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.