FEAST OF THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS
September 14, 2017
Readings of the day: RB 2:30-32; Numbers 21:4b-9; Psalm 78; Philippians 2:6-11;John 3:13-17
Today’s liturgy is saturated with the richness of the Word; I am moved to burst out in song.
Saint Paul’s great hymn of humility in his letter to the Philippians includes one of my favorite verses in all of Sacred Scripture: “At the name of Jesus every knee should bend.” Upon hearing it, I sing forth:
At the Name of JesusEvery knee shall bow,Ev’ry tongue confess himKing of Glory now;‘Tis the Father’s pleasureWe should call him Lord,Who from the beginning was the mighty Word.
This is Jesus, “the Son of Man, lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him may 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.”
Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim till all the world adore his sacred name.
Without hesitation, then,We should glory in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, in whom is our salvation, life and resurrection, through whom we are saved and delivered
. (Cf. Gal. 6:14, Entrance Antiphon)MAY JESUS CHRIST BE PRAISED!