Putting God on Trial

The Lord Is My Chef Breakfast Recipe-Prayer Monday
23 July 2018, Week-16/Year-2 Ordinary Time
Micah 6:1-4,6-8///Matthew 12:38-42 

            God our Father, you never cease to surprise me with your creativity.  Like a dedicated teacher, you never run out of illustrations of how much you love me despite my many sins.  Today you present me with a court-room drama that I used to see in many TV series I have followed.

            “Arise, present your plea before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice!  Hear, O mountains, the plea of the Lord, pay attention, O foundations of the earth!  For the Lord has a plea against his people, and he enters into trial with Israel.  O my people, what have I done to you, or how have I wearied you?”(Mic.6:1-3)

             Despite the many good things you have done for me, I continue to live in sin.  I have turned away from you that no amount of worship and offering would suffice except “Only to do right and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with you, O God.”(Mic.6:8)

            The saddest thing in this courtroom drama is how we have refused to rest our case, always putting you on trial with our sins, asking for signs even up to this time.  Let us rest the case for you have dismissed it in our favor by sending us your Son Jesus Christ.  Teach me O Lord Jesus, to seek no more signs from you.  Help me to open my eyes and my heart to see in your Passion, Death and Resurrection that you are my life and my salvation.

              In a special way, Lord I pray for our brothers and sisters severely affected by the continued rains that have caused widespread floods especially in Pangasinan and Bataan provinces.  Give them something to eat this morning and keep them safe.  Amen.Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II,Parokya ng San Juan Apostol at Ebanghelista, Gov. F. Halili Ave., Bagbaguin, Sta. Maria,Bulacan 3022 . 

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