Forty-first Day of Easter
Help us to remember that the way to resurrection goes through crucifixion.
Help us to remember that such was the path that Jesus our Lord took; help us to remember also that such is the path that Jesus our Lord calls us to take.
Thank you that Jesus emptied himself and was obedient to the point of death on a cross; thank you that you then exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name.
Thank you for the privilege of having the mind of Christ and of giving ourselves up in the same way that he did; thank you for the better—the more meaningful and more fulfilling—life that we find in giving ourselves up for you and for others.