image :: Maranta Alba-Lineata, from Beautiful Leaved Plants, Edward J. Lowe (1861, London)
“I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord…. that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death.” Philippians 3:8,10
Almighty and ever-living God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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