God is love

The Lord Is My Chef Breakfast Recipe for the Soul

Tuesday After Epiphany of the Lord, 07 January 2020

1 John 4:7-10 ><)))*> ><)))*> ><)))*> Mark 6:34-44

Baby Jesus near our ambo, Christmas 2019. Photo by author.

Praise and thanksgiving to you, O Lord Jesus Christ in coming to us, in becoming human like us that we have experienced and realized deeply all about love.

Christmas itself can be spelled as L-O-V-E.

It is your birthday yet you were the one who gave us yourself as both “the gift and the giver” according to the great Karl Rahner, SJ. Most of all, even it is your birthday we celebrate, we are still the ones receiving gifts at Christmas!

In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent us his son as expiation for our sins.

1 John 4:7-10

In our gospel today, Lord Jesus, you have shown us that your being “love” is your very person because love is being with others, a gift of presence, of staying and remaining with the people.

Love, dear Jesus, is exactly what you did in the feeding of the more than 5000 people in the wilderness when you blessed, broke and gave the little bread you have with the people.

At our sacristy, December 2019.

Love, dear Jesus, is exactly what you did in the feeding of the more than 5000 people in the wilderness when you divided the two pieces of fish to be shared with the crowd there in the wilderness.

And still, Lord Jesus, after feeding them, love is still being the one to pick up the pieces of leftovers to be kept by the 12 among themselves.

You are love, dearest Jesus because your very person is love, a giving of self to others.

Teach us to love like you, dearest Jesus. Amen.

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