The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Wednesday in the Thirty-first Week of Ordinary Time, Year I, 08 November 2023 Romans 13:8-10 ><}}}}*> + ><}}}}*> + ><}}}}*> Luke 14:25-33
How can I not resist by simply being silent, O God our Father, with your beautiful words spoken today by the great St. Paul?
Brothers and sisters: Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. Love does no evil to the neighbors; hence, love is the fulfillment of the law.
Romans 13:8, 10
But, what is really love, according to St. Paul? Since yesterday, he has been telling us to love sincerely which is to love like Jesus Christ who offered himself for us on the Cross; to love like Jesus as the fulfillment of the law is to love without measure because it is rooted in you, dear God who is love yourself, God who is both transcendent and immanent!
In telling us to love one another, Jesus clarified with his love that you neither order nor command us to love you, God, in the strict sense; you ask us to love because you love us, because you are love, O God; when we love, we fulfill your commandments, enabling us to live in peace and harmony with one another like in heaven; "I-love-you" is the only "I-O-U", the only debt never paid off because the more we love, the more we become like you in Jesus Christ, eternal and without end. Amen.