Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross
Humbly submit your will to God and consecrate yourself to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Brothers and sisters:
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.
 Phil 2:6-11

Jesus said to Nicodemus:
“No one has gone up to heaven
except the one who has come down from heaven, the Son of Man.
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.”

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him might not perish
but might have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,
but that the world might be saved through him.
 Jn 3:13-17

On Sunday, we learned that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah, our Savior.  Today, we learn how powerful the name, Jesus, is.  The name Jesus is to be respected.  St. Paul tells us, “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.” Respecting Jesus’s name is the also in the Second Commandment.  Many miracles have been performed through the name of Jesus.  We are baptized, reconciled, and healed through the name of Jesus.  We are told we are about to receive Jesus at Communion and we say, “Amen!”, I believe.  Priests are “in persona Christi” as they say Mass and perform the sacraments.  Jesus came to save, not condemn.  We have a conscience, are taught right from wrong by God in the commandments and beatitudes, and have a free will to choose.  Therefore, God has healed the divide between God and man through His Son Jesus.  God is love and mercy, a constant fountain.  We condemn ourselves, God does not condemn us.  He loves us more than we love ourselves.  We are His handiwork, miracles.  God saved you and I.  He has given us every spiritual power we need to love.  He has given His only Son to save us.  What are you waiting for?  Become a saint!

Today’s challenge: Speak to Jesus from your heart and tell Him thank you and you love him.

Become a saint!
Christian YOLO