Epistle: Hebrews 5:1-10
Gospel: Mark 10:35-45
God of Jesus and our God, the very thought of you is mind-blowing! We cannot define you, but we can adore you in your holiness. You are the Light of lights, the Beauty of all beauties, the Love surpassing all loves! You hold our life in the palm of your hands, you define our nature by speaking your Word, and you save us from delusion and futility by sharing our existence. You are the heart and soul of the universe, who makes the morning stars sing together and the angels of God shout for joy. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful is your name! We are yours forever! Amen!