Dear God in heaven, we always call you “our Father” but we never really live as brothers and sisters. Everywhere there is always separation and worst are the competitions among us. We could not see our being one family, as one body with many parts because we are so focused in our illusions of greatness and importance in the world. Everyone claims to be better than the other, forgetting that we need each other.
Rekindle in us again the “one Spirit we were all baptized into one Body in Christ” (1Cor. 12:13) as one people, the sheep of your flock (Ps.100:3).
Come and visit us again in your Son Jesus Christ. Restore us to life like that young man in Nain you raised from the dead to be reunited with one another. Let no color or status or belief separate us from one another so that we may be one in Jesus Christ your Son. Most of all, take away our illusions of greatness to make us see the reality that we are not complete in ourselves without you and others. Amen. Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II, Parokya ng San Juan Apostol at Ebanghelista, Gov. F. Halili Ave., Bagbaguin, Sta. Maria, Bulacan 3022. (Photo from Google.)