TUESDAY (May 5, 2020)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” (Acts 2:42)
“He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.” (1 Peter 2:22–25)
Christ bore into His body all our sins, our diseases, our sufferings, even our death. His body was bloodied, bruised, pierced, spat upon, and hung up naked for the world to witness His shame. And in this shameful condition, He heals us. By His wounds, we have healing and life. By partaking of His very Body and Blood, we receive the medicine of immortality. Christ, the crucified pascal lamb, is also our Shepherd and the Overseer of our souls. That is a great comfort and source of joy.
Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Lord Jesus Christ, be with Jordan 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 God, merciful Father, since You have wakened from death the Shepherd of Your sheep, grant us Your Holy Spirit that when we hear the voice of our Shepherd we may know Him who calls us each by name and follow where He leads; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.