The Lord Is My Chef Breakfast Recipe for the Soul
Tuesday, Memorial of St. Pope John Paul II, 22 October 2019
Romans 5:12. 15. 17-19. 20-21 ><)))*> Luke 12:35-38
Praise and glory to you, O God our loving Father!
Thank you very much in giving us the great St. John Paul II.
When I think and remember him, the more I feel the reality of St. Paul’s words today:
Where sin increased, grace overflowed all the more, so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through justification for eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.Romans 5:20-21
Yes, you made us experience your loving presence among us O God in Jesus Christ during the pontificate of St. John Paul II. He lived in our own time when there was so much sin and evil in the world that he courageously battled head on with his life and preaching.
How true were the words of St. Paul today: there is that part of our sinful humanity in Adam still thriving in the world with its “culture of death” as St. John Paul II would always say.
On the other hand, St. John Paul II showed us in his life, words and examples our redeemed humanity in Christ, especially when he would always insist we can only find fulfillment in you, O dear Jesus.
Reawaken within us O Lord today on this memorial of St. John Paul II his favorite quote from you when he was elected St. Peter’s successor on October 16, 1978 – “Be not afraid!”
Let us “gird our loins” to continue to proclaim you, Lord Jesus Christ into this new millennium the way St. John Paul II envisioned when we crossed into the great jubilee of 2000. Amen.