THURSDAY (September 10, 2020)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Gospel Sentence
“…where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”” (Matthew 18:20)

Reading
“At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.” (Matthew 18:1–6)

Meditation
We always want to know the pecking order. We want to know where we stand in relation to everyone else. But Jesus turns this on its ear and says that if we want to be “great” in the kingdom of heaven, we must become as little children. And like an infant knows the voice of its mother, in the same way we are to cling to the pure milk of the Word of God in all things. That is all that matters.

Silence

Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Show your grace to Eric this day, as he goes about the callings you have given to him. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Prayer of the Week (from Sunday)
O God, from whom all good proceeds, grant to us, Your humble servants, Your holy inspiration, that we may set our minds on the things that are right and, by Your merciful guiding, accomplish them; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Lord’s Prayer