Children of Light

MaiRothenberg
The Lord Is My Chef Breakfast Recipe-Prayer
Monday, 29 October 2018, Week XXX, Year II
Ephesians 4:32-5:8///Luke 13:10-17

            Thank you, loving Father, for reminding us on this blessed Monday to “live as children of light” (Eph.4:32) as I still remember yesterday’s beautiful story of the blind Bartimaeus, of how I sometimes live in darkness, of being blinded by my selfishness and sin.

            Help me to be kind as St. Paul tells us in the first reading.

            Being kind is the first step in living as children of light because to be kind is to consider everyone as my kin, a relative or someone not different from me.  There are times, O God, that I am blinded even by your commandments like in the gospel that I no longer see you among people most especially the sick, the elderly, and the poor.

            Thank you for being so kind, merciful Father, in sending us your Son Jesus Christ to become one of us – a kin, a brother who clears our vision that we may see more of the other person as a brother and a sister created in your own image and likeness.  It is only when we see everyone as a kindred that we begin to see you on the face of every person and start living as children of light.   AMEN. Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II, Parokya ng San Juan Apostol at Ebanghelista, Gov. F. Halili Ave., Bagbaguin, Sta. Maria, Bulacan 3022. 

*Photo by Dra. Mai B. Dela Pena inside St. Jacob’s Church in Rothenberg, Germany 2014.  Used with permission.

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