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The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Thursday, All Souls' Day, 02 November 2023 Wisdom 3:1-9 ><]]]]'> Romans 6:3-9 ><]]]]'> John 6:37-40
As we remember today all our departed loved ones awaiting entry into your holy presence O God in heaven, we pray too that we may always remember your call for us to be good, for us to work for justice and truth, for us to always remember there is death, there is judgment.
We are beings of forgetfulness, Lord, and what a wonderful gift you have given us with "re-membereing" - for making someone long gone still a part, a "member again" of the present when we who are living in the "here" and "now" remember them in our prayers and sacrifices, most of all, in our good deeds because love, after all, can reach in the afterlife!
The best way to remember is to live in the present moment in Christ Jesus who had assured us of our salvation, that not one of us he would lose but raise to life on the last day (John 6:39); while here on earth, may we start purifying ourselves in your loving service, Lord, to others, whether they are in this life or in the afterlife inasmuch as our lives are connected with one another to eternity; and so, we pray for them, we hope for them, because we love them in YOU, Jesus, with YOU, Jesus, and through YOU, Jesus as we hope it is never too late nor is it in vain to touch their hearts wherever they may be. Amen.