MONDAY (November 23, 2020)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
“But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.” (1 Corinthians 15:20)
““Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD to them: Behold, I, I myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep. Because you push with side and shoulder, and thrust at all the weak with your horns, till you have scattered them abroad, I will rescue my flock; they shall no longer be a prey. And I will judge between sheep and sheep. And I will set up over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he shall feed them: he shall feed them and be their shepherd. And I, the LORD, will be their God, and my servant David shall be prince among them. I am the LORD; I have spoken.” (Ezekiel 34:20–24)
David is God’s servant, a poor shepherd boy who God elevates to King. Jesus is the ultimate good shepherd who guides and cares for His sheep. We need not fear, even when life overwhelms us, or troubles plague us. Jesus, the good shepherd feeds and nourishes us with His own body and blood. He gives us all we need for the journey.
Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Heavenly Father, bless Karen 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)
Eternal God, merciful Father, You have appointed Your Son as judge of the living and the dead. Enable us to wait for the day of His return with our eyes fixed on the kingdom prepared for Your own from the foundation of the world; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.