The Way of Love, The Way of God

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The Lord Is My Chef Breakfast Recipe-Prayer
Wednesday//19 September 2018//Week XXIV//Year II
1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13///Luke 7:31-35
            
            God our Father,
            so often in your mystery we get lost and end up within our own, selfish selves.
            We always have our own ideas and perceptions of who you really are.
            We have become the truth and the only way of knowing you, of being with you.
            Exactly what Jesus complained against the Pharisees and scribes:

            “To what shall I compare the people of this generation?  What are they like?  They are like children who sit in the marketplace and call to one another, ‘We played the flute for you, but you did not dance.  We sang a dirge, but you did not weep.’  For John the Baptist came neither eating food nor drinking wine, and you said, ‘He is possessed by a demon.’  The Son of Man came eating and drinking and you said, ‘Look, he is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’”(Lk.7:31-34)

           And there are so many instances of how we insist on who you really are,            refusing to take you as you are, as you reveal yourself to us in many different ways.
          We have become the yardstick not only of what is good but even of you, our Lord.
          Give us the grace to know and realize like St. Paul that no matter how great are we in speaking and doing things, if we do not love, we are nothing.
           LOVE is the only way to know you and to be with you.
           LOVE makes us known that we belong to you.
           AMEN.Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II, Parokya ng San Juan Apostol at Ebanghelista, Gov. F. Halili Ave., Bagbaguin, Sta. Maria, Bulacan 3022.
Photo by the author, St. Paul Retreat and Spirituality Center, La Trinidad, Benguet, 18 July 2017.

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