“You are the Messiah sent from God!”

12th Ordinary Sunday, 19 June: Zechariah 12:10-11; 13:1; Psalm 63:2-6, 8-9; Galatians 3:26-29; Luke 9:18-24 ~ the crucial question

O God, whose Son, our Messiah and Lord, did not turn aside from the path of suffering nor spare his disciples the prospect of rejection, pour out your Spirit upon us, that we may abandon the security of the easy way and follow in Christ’s footsteps toward the cross and true life. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever.