die, so too in Christ shall all be brought to life, but each one
in proper order: Christ the firstfruits; then, at his coming,
those who belong to Christ; then comes the end, when he
hands over the kingdom to his God and Father, when he
has destroyed every sovereignty and every authority and
power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies
under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death, for
“he subjected everything under his feet.”
Read, Ponder, Pray on a word or phrase from this or another of
today’s Scriptures (Lectio Divina, p. 347)
By the grace of God, Christ has tasted death for everyone.
Canticle of Mary (inside back cover)
God of love, you desire our happiness and peace. In trust
we pray: r. God, make haste to help us.
Steer young people from the path of violence, and
sensitize us to the needs of troubled youth. r.
Secure safety and peace for refugees, migrants, and
political exiles. r.
Help us to know the plight of immigrants, and prosper
just immigration policies. r.
Our Father . . .
May God grant us a peaceful rest and a happy death,
through Christ our hope for eternal life. Amen.