WEDNESDAY (September 2, 2020)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
“Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O LORD, God of hosts.” (Jeremiah 15:16)
“Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.” (Romans 12:9–13)
Our identity is shaped by Christ in our Baptism. So when St. Paul gives us this list, he does so always with an eye toward Christ and who he has done all these things for us. Love, Honor, rejoicing, patience, in prayer, the list goes on. God calls us to treat one another as He has treated us. We don’t do this in order to get something; we do this because we have received all things in Him.
Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Be with James this day, O Lord, and show him your great love throughout all the days of his life. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Prayer of the Week (from Sunday)
Almighty God, Your Son willingly endured the agony and shame of the cross for our redemption. Grant us courage to take up our cross daily and follow Him wherever He leads; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.