TUESDAY (July 28 2020)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. “ (Romans 8:28)
“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”” (Romans 8:31–36)
Trials and tribulations try our patience. Suffering tests our resolve. We want to cry out, “Where are you God? Why are you doing this to me?” It is easy to think God is against us, and we are left alone and abandoned. But, St. Paul reassure us, God is for us, not against us. The greatest gift, cliche though it may sound, was His Son Jesus Christ. His death frees us.
Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Lord Jesus Christ, be with Norb this week. Give him your grace and teach him to learn more of your mercy with each passing day. Amen.
Prayer of the Week (from Sunday)
Almighty and everlasting God, give us an increase of faith, hope, and love, that, receiving what You have promised, we may love what You have commanded; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.