MONDAY (May 3, 2021)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Gospel Sentence
“I am the vine; you are the branches.” (John 15:5)

Reading
“Now the passage of the Scripture that he was reading was this: “Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter and like a lamb before its shearer is silent, so he opens not his mouth. In his humiliation justice was denied him. Who can describe his generation? For his life is taken away from the earth.” And the eunuch said to Philip, “About whom, I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?” Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus.” (Acts 8:32–35)

Meditation
The Ethiopian has ears to hear. God has opened the ears of his heart to hear that Isaiah’s words have been fulfilled in the person of Jesus Christ. This is reminiscent of the road to Emmaus narrative where Jesus interprets all of scripture through Himself as He journeys with the two men. The good news is this—Jesus Christ came as a our sacrificial lamb that we might have new life, forgiveness of sins and rescue from our enemies. Do we still listen to this good news with the ears of our heart?

Silence

Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Heavenly Father, bless Rachel with faith in you and fervent love toward all those who cross her path this day. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Prayer of the Week (from Sunday)
O God, You make the minds of Your faithful to be of one will. Grant that we may love what You have commanded and desire what You promise, that among the many changes of this world our hearts may be fixed where true joys are found; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Lord’s Prayer