The Lord Is My Chef Breakfast Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Saturday, Week XXVII, Year II in Ordinary Time, 10 October 2020 Galatians 3:22-29 ||+|| >><)))*> ||+|| Luke 11:27-28
Glory and praise, O God, our Father for another week that had passed and another new one to start! Thank you so much for everything we have received this week: the beautiful things that have blessed us wondrously and the sad things that have also blessed us with lessons in life.
Thank you for the gifts of faith and conviction, faith and being realistic, faith and consistency.
And so, I pray today for the gifts of faith and freedom for a truly faithful person is always one who is also truly free!
Brothers and sisters: Scripture confined all things under the power of sin, that through faith in Jesus Christ the promise might be given to those who believe. Before faith came, we were held in custody under law, confined for the faith that was to be revealed. Consequently, the law was our disciplinarian for Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a disciplinarian.Galatians 3:22-25
You know how so many times, Lord, when we feel imprisoned and chained by our broken and toxic relationships, sickness and handicaps, painful memories, failures and other past sins.
Let us realize and be convinced that you have come to set us free from all of these, that we are now free to love, free to be ourselves, free to grow, free and faithful in you.
Show us the path how we can break the many barriers that continue to imprison us and prevent us from maturing in faith and freedom in you like gender, color, language, social status and even religion.
Help us imitate you, Jesus, who boldly claimed before everyone that true blessedness is not found in affinities or blood ties but in freely receiving and observing the word of God. Amen.