Jesus Christ is Lord!

Today is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in the Roman Catholic Church. And the priest in our parish gave a very enlightening homily about the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made for all mankind. In the second reading, Phil 2:6-11 says:

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.
Because of this, God greatly exalted him
and bestowed on him the name
that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus
every knee should bend,
of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue confess that
Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

This can be summed up in the truth that Jesus’ death on the cross gave us life, glory, resurrection, freedom and forgiveness. The cross, being the most powerful symbol on earth, should always remind all that Jesus too carried his cross.

When you feel burdened and seem like there’s a heavy cross on your shoulder, you should remember that two thousand years ago Someone carried a cross far much heavier than yours! Your faith in Jesus will give you the assurance that He’s carrying the cross with you at all times and that you will prevail! Then your victory over your own cross will let “you raise your head up on Him and see the glory that’s before you”!

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2 Responses

  1. What I love about the catholic church is that you get the same message everywhere. Uniformity.

    We attended mass this Saturday and we heard the same message. We were also encouraged to reflect Jesus in our lives.

  2. Hi, Edgar! Thank you for visiting my blog!
    Yes, you’re right! The message of the sermon is the same in every Catholic Church, as in the rituals and beliefs that have been its foundation since the beginning.
    This uniformity is one of the reasons the Catholic Church is still strong worldwide over generations!

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