TUESDAY (November 10, 2020)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
“But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’” (Matthew 25:6)
“But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.” (1 Thessalonians 4:13–15)
When someone we love dies, we grieve. Death causes chaos and pain, and we are often left in deep sorrow. Grieve, yes, but not as those who have no hope. Our hope lies in Christ. Our hope lies in His death and resurrection. That is our hope—that we too, and those we love who have died in the faith, will be resurrected and be face to face with Christ.
Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Lord Jesus Christ, be with Sam 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)
Lord God, heavenly Father, send forth Your Son to lead home His bride, the Church, that with all the company of the redeemed we may finally enter into His eternal wedding feast; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.