Our gift to God

The Lord Is My Chef Breakfast Recipe for the Soul

Wednesday, Week XXIX, Year I, 23 October 2019

Romans 6:12-18 ><)))*> ><)))*> ><)))*> Luke 12:39-48

Sacred Heart Novitiate in Novaliches, QC, July 2017.

God our Father, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day are still a week from now but today’s gospel reminds us that death is so certain to come one day to each one of us.

Nobody is exempted.

And the sooner we come to accept this fact and reality, the better for us.

Then Peter said, “Lord, is this parable meant for us or for everyone?” And the Lord replied, “Who, then, is the faithful and prudent steward whom the master will put in charge of his servants to distribute the food allowance at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master on arrival finds doing so.”

Luke 12:41-43

Too often, we are like St. Peter, feeling so secured with our association with you, that we are always exempted from others.

Today you are reminding us that death will certainly come to each one of us, your stewards here on earth.

Remind us that the greatest gift you have entrusted with us is this gift of self, this gift of life.

Give us the grace to use our very selves, our whole body, for your greater glory as St. Paul told the Romans in our first reading.

It is in coming to terms with death when we begin to come to terms with life because that is when we start living authentically and readily for the great inevitability.

Not in fear but in great honor and privilege in serving you well, our Lord.

Whatever we do with our life shall be our gift to you. Amen.

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