“Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave,
coming in human likeness;
and found human in appearance, he humbled himself . . . .”
So, who have you been praying for and holding in your heart during these weeks of Lent? My prayer list includes a priest discerning his vocation, a member of our handbell choir who is to be received into the Church at this year’s Easter Vigil, a friend whose aging parent is struggling, a colleague just starting a new position, and an alto in our choir expecting a baby (after Easter, I hope!). Paschal Mystery, 2016.
There is only one week each year that we call “holy.” It is a good time to check, in the busyness of the season, that our constant goal is to help lead all people to our Risen Lord through our ministry.
As we sing and hear the ancient words of faith, hope, and mercy this Holy Week, may we be drawn more deeply into this holy Mystery.
Loving God, help us during this Holy Week
to see that among life’s joys and sorrows
we are united to the mystery of your Son. Amen.
The Cathedral of Saint Thomas More