Learn more about the Exultation of the Cross: http://catholicism.about.com/od/holydaysandholidays/p/Exaltation-Of-The-Holy-Cross.htm
Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/091415.cfm
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.
Jesus, though He was God, came to us, in the form we could all see and recognize. He humbled Himself to save us from our sinful ways. Yet we seem to have a hard time being humble these days. We have His perfect example, yet our lives are all about us, what we look like, what we own, what we do. We are so full of pride we cannot see the beauty of humility. The humility that Jesus had allowed Him to lay His life down for us. Who are you willing to lay down your life for? I hope that you are never put to the test.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to have the humility necessary to see the world through your eyes not mine. May I never put my needs before yours or those of your children. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
Do not forget the works of the Lord!