FRIDAY (May 1, 2020)
St. Philip and St. James, Apostles
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
“And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to
them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.” (Luke 24:27)
“And he said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all
that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary that the Christ
should suffer these things and enter into his glory?” And beginning
with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the
Scriptures the things concerning himself. So they drew near to the
village to which they were going. He acted as if he were going farther,
but they urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, for it is toward
evening and the day is now far spent.” So he went in to stay with them.”
Jesus calls these men foolish (not the women who the men thought
spoke foolish things!). How long had Jesus spoke of His sufferings and
death? How many times had He tried to prepare his disciples for his
crucifixion and resurrection? And so, Jesus does a remarkable thing.
He patiently begins to show how all of Scripture is to be interpreted
through Himself. And how true this is for us as well. When we read any
part of the Bible, we read it Christologically—that is, through the lens of
PRAYER FOR HOLY CROSS MEMBER
Father, we lift up Vicki (Schwermann) before you this day, asking that
You would give her your mercy all the days of her life. Through Jesus
Christ, our Lord. Amen.
PRAYER FOR FEAST DAY OF ST. PHILIP AND ST. JAMES, APOSTLES
Almighty God, Your Son revealed Himself to Philip and James and
gave them the knowledge of everlasting life. Grant us perfectly to know
Your Son, Jesus Christ, to be the way, the truth, and the life, and
steadfastly to walk in the way that leads to eternal life; through the
same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy
Spirit, one God, now and forever.