The Lord Is My Chef Breakfast Recipe for the Soul
Thursday, Week XXIII, Year I, 12 September 2019
Colossians 3:12-17 ><)))*> ><)))*> ><)))*> Luke 6:27-38
It is only Thursday, Lord Jesus Christ, but suddenly your Most Sacred Heart came to mind, especially this beautiful hymn:
Heart of Jesus, meek and mild
Hear, O hear, Thy feeble child,
When the tempest’s most severe, Heart of Jesus, hear!
Sweetly we’ll rest on Thy Sacred Heart,
Never from Thee, oh let us part,
Hear then Thy loving children’s pray’r,
O Heart of Jesus, Heart of Jesus, hear!
Everyday, Lord, we think of the clothes we would wear and too often, our choices seem endless, taking so much of our time so we would always look good to others.
Today, O Lord, I pray, you clothe me with your person: through your “compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, may everything I do be done in your most holy name, O Jesus”, (Col. 3:12, 17).
To be clothed in you, O Lord Jesus, means to see the good in others than to see myself as the only one good.
To be clothed in you, O Jesus, is to get into the very heart of your gospel message of “loving our enemies” (Lk.6:27). It is the most radical words in your preaching that seems so impossibly hard for us to follow – unless we are clothed in you, O Christ.
That is why it is very important for us to be clothed in you, Jesus, because loving our enemies is the clearest expression we are your disciples, that is, Christians in the truest sense.
Help us to take off our clothes of pride and selfishness, our clothes of greed and insecurities that make us want more than what we have and what we need, and thus lead to our making enemies because we try to possess and defend.
Instead, let us be clothed in you, Jesus, so that we become poor like you with nothing to keep except everything to give and share.
In that manner, we become open and hospitable instead of being hostile with others. Amen.