No going back

The Lord Is My Chef Breakfast Recipe for the Soul
Friday, Week XIII, Year I, 05 July 2019
Genesis 23:1-4, 19; 24:1-8, 62-67 >< )))*> Matthew 9:9-13
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O Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, thank you for this first Friday of the month of July. Like yesterday, it is another “picturesque speechless” in our readings today.

From the first reading, twice did Abraham told his senior servant never to take back his son Isaac to his land of origin in Ur no matter what happens.

“Never take my son back there for any reason,” Abraham told him. The Lord, the God of heaven, who took me from my father’s house and the land of my kin, and who confirmed by oath the promise he then made to me, ‘I will give this land to your descendants’ — he will send his messenger before you, and you will obtain a wife for my son there. If the woman is unwilling to follow you, you will be released from this oath. But never take my son back there!”

Genesis 24:6-8

Help us, O Lord, to never return to our old ways of sins and vices, of broken promises and emptiness in the world. Give us the strength to persevere to bloom where you have planted us. Let us trust in your wisdom. Like Matthew in your gospel today. Let us rise, leave everything behind to follow you.

As Jesus passed by, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post. He said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him.

Matthew 9:9

It is now the seventh month of 2019, Lord Jesus Christ. Time really flies so fast.

Help us in our struggles, in our efforts to follow you, to never go back to our old ways of sinful life.

Help us regain our moral compass in you. Help us stop our backslides. Most of all, help us in keeping our promises and commitments especially those made to you. Amen.

Going back in time to 300 BC to the ancient city of Petra in Jordan, 30 April 2019.

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