Acts 13:13-25, Psalm 89:2-3, 21-22, 25 & 27, John 13:16-20
My Beloved, we see from these verses that God is the principle director of human affairs. It is He who chooses, He calls, He leads, He appoints, He gives, He empowers, He removes, He raises up and He affirms, acknowledges and rewards. He fulfills the promise made to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob that through their descendant He would send You, His Son, to do for His creatures what it was impossible for us to do for ourselves.
He would start over, there would be a new beginning to meet the enemy head on and crush the power he had won over the children of God through their disobedience. Your obedience to the will of Your Father would vanquish the powers of darkness forever.
Thank You Father for the Gift of Your Son. Thank You Jesus for the Gift of You Holy Spirit.
Psalm 89:2-3, 21-22, 25 & 27
Every Liturgy celebrates Your love and Your faithfulness. We are in awe of the Father who did not spare You, His only beloved Son but sent You into the world to lay down Your life for His sinful creatures who but for the mercy of God were destined to live in eternal darkness.
David is only a symbol of what God would accomplish through You. Empowered by the power of God and the anointing of the Holy Spirit that binds You to the Father in love, You came into the world to show us the way back to God. You are now raised high, seated at the right hand of the Father in glory and honor. He has made You the Rock, the Fortress, the Delivery, the Cornerstone, the Messiah, the Savior of the people He created who having disobeyed Him lost their heritage would have it restored through You my Lord and my God.
My Beloved, Lucifer and the fallen angels were thrown out of heaven into the abyss because of pride. You who are the Son of God and equal to the Father and the Holy Spirit made Yourself a Servant obedient to the Father's will. To serve God in our neighbor is our highest calling. We take our cue from You. You showed us how service rendered in love, humility and obedience is one of the best forms of homage we can render God.
You promise to bless us when we live as You desires us to. Each one of us is called by name and chosen for a mission. Grant O Lord that we treat with great respect and love those who serve us for Your sake especially those whom You have consecrated and anointed servants as priests and religious.