The Presence of Jesus

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The Lord Is My Chef Breakfast Recipe for the Soul
Thursday, 24 January 2019, Week II, Year I
Hebrews 7:25-8:6///Mark 3:7-12 

           Sometimes Lord I envy your apostles, the people who have lived during your time and have actually met you, heard you, and most of all touched you.

           Of course it is a useless and even a non-sense wishful thinking or daydreaming because as the author of the Letter to the Hebrews explains to us today, you have not really left us.  In your great sacrifice on the Cross as our High Priest, you have become present with us always.
            “The main point of what has been said is this:  we have such a high priest, who has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, a minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle that the Lord, not man, set up” (Heb.8:1-2).
 
             And that is the challenge for us today:  rather than imagining we were present during your time, what we must always think and reflect upon is making you present today, like your disciples who looked for boats where you preached and healed people.  Now more than ever as you sit at the right hand of the Father, every moment is your presence of love and mercy, healing and growing.
              Make us realize O Lord Jesus that you are communication yourself, your giving of self in love on the Cross is the most perfect communication of all.  More than an expression of your thoughts and feelings for us, Lord, your crucifixion became the most profound level of your communication, actualizing your love and mercy for us even today.
             Help us communicate your love and mercy to others not only in words but most of all in deeds.  Give us the same grace you have given St. Francis de Sales in ensuring our every communication make you present.  Amen.  Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II, Parokya ng San Juan Apostol at Ebanghelista, Gov. F. Halili Ave., Bagbaguin, Sta. Maria, Bulacan.
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