The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Wednesday, Week XXIX, Year I in Ordinary Time, 20 October 2021 Romans 6:12-18 ><]]]]'> + ><]]]]'> + ><]]]]'> Luke 12:39-48
We are all slaves, born as your servants O God our Lord and Master; how sad that the more we refuse to accept this reality, the more we are enslaved to sin; the more we assert our freedom and decide to choose whatever we want, the more we become unfree.
Do you not know that if you present yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? But thanks be to God that, although you were once slaves of sin, you have become obedient from the heart to the patterns of teaching to which you were entrusted. Freed from sin, you have become slaves of righteousness.Romans 6:16-18
Jesus our Lord and Savior, let us realize this truth applies to us all; that although you have saved and justified us with your offering on the Cross that continues in our Sacraments like Baptism and the Eucharist that have brought us closest to you and the Father, it is not something like a "magic" that fixes everything, that automatically brings us to heaven. Let us be faithful and prudent stewards, slaves of grace in you like in today's gospel who faithfully await your return with good works and deeds. Let us keep in our minds and hearts that the more we profess our faith in you, dear Jesus, as your servants, the more we have to participate in your grace to produce fruits of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Amen.