Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross: Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Listen to the homily here.


Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Complaining vs. the cross

Numbers: “We have sinned in complaining against the LORD and you.  Pray the LORD to take the serpents from us.  So Moses prayed for the people, and the LORD said to Moses, “Make a saraph and mount it on a pole,”

Hundreds of years between the fourth book of the Bible (Numbers) and the fourth Gospel

John: “And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.”

Philippians: “Christ Jesus, though he was in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God something to be grasped.  Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross.”

Thank you, Jesus, for giving your life to be lifted up on the cross
Thank you, Jesus, that the world might be saved through you

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