TUESDAY (March 30, 2021)
Tuesday in Holy Week
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.” (John 12:24)
“For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.” Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.” (1 Corinthians 1:18–25)
Christ crucified is our message for all time. There is no “Easter Christians” versus “Good Friday Christians.” He is the crucified One, always. He died and rose from the dead, and it is that death and resurrection which redeems us from sin, death and hell itself. If we forget or belittle His death, we are really forgetting His very life. Don’t ever be ashamed for the crucified Savior. His shame is your glory, for He did it for you.
Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Lord Jesus Christ, be with Samantha this week. Give her your grace and teach her to learn more of your mercy with each passing day. Amen.
Prayer for Tuesday in Holy Week
Almighty and everlasting God, grant us by Your grace so to pass through this holy time of our Lord’s passion that we may obtain the forgiveness of our sins; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.