Friday, September 14, 2007

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

And no man hath ascended into heaven, but he that descended from heaven, the Son of man who is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him, may not perish; but may have life everlasting.

For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting. For God sent not his Son into the world, to judge the world, but that the world may be saved by him.
John 3:13-17 (Douay-Rheims)


Dear Father once again I am reminded of your Sons divinity. How he was descended from heaven to become a human man for our salvation. Where his life was lived doing your will and teaching us also to learn to do the same. We have learned about the ultimate sacrifice, that of your Son. That all sacrifices that were done before have been eradicated by the death of Jesus and the proverbial slate wiped clean. Jesus brought to us a new era where we no longer sacrifice animals, or people as an atonement to you dear Father. You gave us a new way, that of love and mercy. That showed me how much you love me by freeing me from sin with the sacrifice of your Son instead of sacrificing more lives for the cost of sin. My heart swells with tears at the thought of how much you love the world to do this for us. Where we are often so ungrateful for that act alone. Today let me keep sight of the Cross that your Son died on so I may come to understand the glory of his rising from the dead for our salvation. Amen

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