WEDNESDAY (November 25, 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)
“For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death. For “God has put all things in subjection under his feet.” But when it says, “all things are put in subjection,” it is plain that he is excepted who put all things in subjection under him. When all things are subjected to him, then the Son himself will also be subjected to him who put all things in subjection under him, that God may be all in all.” (1 Corinthians 15:25–28)
Death is the enemy. Make no mistake about it. Death is a direct consequence of the sin of Adam and Eve. And we still pay the price for it today. No matter how much we try to dress it up or make death into a good thing, it is, ultimately, the enemy. Christ has defeated these enemies, sin, death and the devil. That is who He is. He is our champion who conquers all for us.
Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Be with Mary this day, O Lord, and show her your great love throughout all the days of her life. 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.