What a Loving God We Have

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The Lord Is My Chef Breakfast Recipe for the Soul
Tuesday, 22 January 2019, Week II, Year I
Hebrews 6:10-20///Mark 2:23-28

            O God!  You are so loveable and so loving!

           You are the truest lover of all… so “nakaka-in-love” and so “kilig” as we say.  You are so undeniably real, so personal, always my loving Dad, the only one who truly knows me and would always do things just to let me rest and have a break from all my worries and burdens in life.

          As I prayed today’s readings, I could feel your strong presence that made me wonder what the author of the Letter to the Hebrews must have experienced when he wrote “God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love you have demonstrated for his name by having served and continuing to serve the holy ones” (6:10).

          What he had written has always been true.  So many among us at this very moment or past days are feeling so low, crying in silence, grappling with anger within while bearing all the pains of the continuing lack of love and respect, kindness and concern, even civility by some of those around us who feel so entitled in this world.  Then out of nowhere, you are suddenly here beside me, coming like a lover, embracing me, hugging me, or simply touching me softly or just   tenderly glancing at me full of love and affirmations.

              Sometimes like the Twelve we get so tired and hungry following Jesus that we would pick the heads of the grain while passing through a field on the Sabbath when the holier-than-thou people around us would object like the Pharisees saying that is unlawful to do on a Sabbath (Mk.2:23-24).  But Jesus would readily defend us because you are “not unjust so as to overlook our work and the love we have demonstrated for your name by having served and continuing to serve the holy ones” (6:10).

              Thank you, dear God.  Thank you.  Help us to persevere in doing what is good in your sight, in fulfilling your will no matter how difficult it may be.  Let us never doubt that you can never be outdone in kindness and generosity.  Amen. Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II, Parokya ng San Juan Apostol at Ebanghelista, Gov. F. Halili Ave., Bagbaguin, Sta. Maria, Bulacan.

Photo from Google.  During my prayer period, I remembered the song “Like a Lover” that partly inspired me in writing this prayer.  Good morning vibes and hope you love it!

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