SATURDAY (November 21, 2020)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
“For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness.” (1 Thessalonians 5:5)
“He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed, so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.’ But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed? Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest. So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents. For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’” (Matthew 25:24–30)
Oh, it is so easy to keep gifts to ourselves, for fear there won’t be enough, or that perhaps we won’t do it right. As God is generous, he calls us to do the same.
Prayer for Holy Cross Member
O Lord, in Holy Baptism you put your Name upon Andrew. Bless him now with the forgiveness of sins and a firm trust in you. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Prayer of the Week (from Sunday)
Almighty and ever-living God, You have given exceedingly great and precious promises to those who trust in You. Dispel from us the works of darkness and grant us to live in the light of Your Son, Jesus Christ, that our faith may never be found wanting; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.