The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Tuesday, Memorial of St. Anthony Claret, Bishop, 24 October 2023 Romans 5:12, 15, 17-19 <*((((>< + ><))))*> Luke 12:35-38
Praise and glory to you, God our Father! So true are the words of St. Paul everyday, "Where sin increased, grace overflowed all the more, so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through justification for eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 5:20-21).
Every day you bless us, dear God in Jesus Christ with the gift of forgiveness in every present moment to start anew and be free from bondage to sin and be free to do what is good, to become a better person, a better witness of your grace of forgiveness, prepared "like servants who gird their loins and light their lamp" awaiting his return with our good deeds amid all the evil and sin that persist including death. Though it is very sad especially when we turn on the TV or read in papers all those news and images of wars and atrocities that show the reality of how humanity is still in solidarity with Adam in our sinful ways, may we always remember that sin and death have no more control over us; the death is no longer the end we all fear because it is no longer an end but a beginning of something better with Jesus who had overcome it with his gift of forgiveness in every here and now, in every present that assures us with eternal life. May we not waste every present that is a gift. Amen.