Summoning grace to transform death into life

Instruments of shameful death transformed.

Cross of nails and the Bible

Collect for Tuesday in Holy Week

O God, by the passion of your blessed Son you made an instrument of shameful death to be for us the means of life: Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ, that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Book of Common Prayer, 220

What a request we make of God: “to glory in the cross of Christ, that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake of Jesus Christ.” And yet, if we are truly ready to follow Christ, this will be our experience at some point along the Way. May we receive the graces we ask so that we will gladly respond as the Christ-followers we are. ~Fr. Dan

Be well. Do good. Pay attention. Keep learning.

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Author: Daniel Rondeau

I am a husband and father and an Episcopal Priest (from the Diocese of San Diego; "Retired" due to illness).

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