Re-membering our departed loved ones

The Lord Is My Chef Breakfast Recipe for the Soul

Saturday, All Souls’ Day, 02 November 2019

Wisdom 3:1-9 ><}}}*> Romans 5:5-11 ><}}}*> John 6:37-40

Dominican Hills, Baguio City, January 2019.

Praise and glory to you, our heavenly Father, for the gift of salvation you have given s through your Son Jesus Christ!

Today you give us this special day of remembering not only our dearly departed loved ones awaiting entrance into heaven but most of all, a day to remember our own salvation in Jesus Christ.

Forgive us, Lord, for being so desensitized by the world to our need for to be saved by you, to be reconciled with you. Many of us now take salvation for granted as something due to us, so confident that we would be saved on our own merits.

But God proves his love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us. How much more then, since we are now justified by his blood, will we be saved through him from the wrath. Indeed, if while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through death of his Son, how much more, once reconciled, will we be saved by his life. Not only that, but we also boast of God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

Romans 5:8-11

Let us re-member you, Lord, or make you a part, a member of our lives today inasmuch as we re-member too our departed loved ones.

Salvation and reconciliation always come together: no man is an island, even in death.

No one lives alone. No one sins alone. No one dies alone. No one is saved alone.

That is why on this second day of November, we pray together in Jesus Christ, our only boast in life whose love purifies us here and in the afterlife, so that our departed dear ones may finally be with you in eternity. Amen.

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