The Lord Is My Chef Sunday Music by Fr. Nick F. Lalog II, 04 July 2021
Love presupposes faith. It is not enough to know the person in order to love him/her; you have to believe the person too. To love and to believe both call us to be one with the other, to become the part of the other person, of the beloved.
This is most especially true with Jesus who was amazed at the lack of faith in him of his folks at Nazareth though they knew him as the “carpenter son of Mary” (https://lordmychef.com/2021/07/03/surprising-jesus/).
That is why we have chosen for this lazy Sunday the 1980 hit by Ambrosia composed by their lead singer David Pack, Biggest Part of Me. It is a love song sometimes sung in weddings because of its expression of love and faith with the beloved, of what is essentially the life of married couples of being a part of each other.
Faith is essential in any relationship most especially when failures and rejections happen, when things we hope for do not push through like when Jesus was rejected in Nazareth.
In the seventh stanza of Biggest Part of Me we find the importance of faith, of believing essential in love and any relationship.
More than an easy feelin' She brings joy to me How can I tell you what it means to me Flow like a lazy river For an eternity I finally found someone who believes in me And I'll never leave (Now I've found all I need) Need your lovin' here beside me (To guide me) Keep it close enough to guide me (Inside of me) From the fears that are inside of me You're the biggest part of me Got a feelin' that forever (Together) We are gonna stay together (Forever) From now until forever You're the biggest part or me You're the life that breathes in me You're the biggest part of me You changed my life You made it bright And I'll be a savior to you For the rest of my life Oh, oh the biggest part of me
There are only two instances in the bible that Jesus was amazed: first in Nazareth which is the gospel we heard today when he was amazed for their lack of faith in him. The second was in Capernaum when he was amazed with the faith of a Roman centurion who asked him to heal his servant remotely, saying, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof; but only say the word and my servant shall be healed” (Mt. 8:8). Jesus praised the pagan officer for his great faith.
It is when we believe, when we have faith in Jesus and with our beloved that great things begin to happen in our lives because that is when we make them the “biggest part” of our selves.
Have a blessed Sunday!
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