Archive for 'Suffering'

Escape to Egypt

Matthew 2:13-15,19-23 Sir 3:2-6,12-14 / Psa 128 Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt . . . (Matthew 2:13) May Your angels guide us always In our travels to distant shores . . . Protect us, Lord in all our days, From all dangers or evil force. Now when they had […]

Feast of the Holy Cross

John 3:13-17 Nm 21: 4b-9/ Ps 78: 1bc-2, 34-38/ Phil 2: 6-11 As Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that whoever believes in Him may have eternal life. (John 3:14-15) Grant us the grace, Lord, to be aware That our sins are Your […]

The Ultimate Decision

Luke 6: 20-26 Col 3: 1-11 / Psa 145 Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. (Luke 6:23) Blessed are the poor and hungry, Blessed are they now in sorrow, God will turn their tears to glory, Theirs is God’s kingdom to follow. Looking at His disciples, […]

Redemptive Suffering

John 16:20-23 Acts 18:9-18 / Ps 47 Your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy from you. (John 16:22) Just as labor precedes a new life, We’ll find meaning in our suffering; Grief and pain in this world may be rife, But there’s always joy in the morning. Jesus said to […]

The Testing and Betrayal

Matthew 26: 14-25 Isa 50: 4-9a / Psa 69:8-10,21-22,31,33-34 I offered my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard; I did not hide my face from mocking and spitting. Because the Sovereign LORD helps me, I will not be disgraced. (Isaiah 50:6-7) Lord, we trust that all […]

The Redemptive Nature of Suffering

John 16:20-23 Acts 18:9-18 / Ps 47 Your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy from you. (John 16:22) Just as labor precedes a new life, We’ll find meaning in our suffering; Grief and pain in this world may be rife, But there’s always joy in the morning. Jesus said to […]