The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Wednesday, Memorial of St. Martin de Porres, Religious, 03 November 2021 Romans 13:8-10 ><]]]'> + ><]]]'> + ><]]]'> Luke 14:25-33
Your words from St. Paul today are so sweet, O God our Father: "Brothers and sisters: Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law" (Romans 13:8).
That sounds so heavenly music to me, Lord! In the world where we spend so much time and money paying off our debts, here is something that is so good that we would never be able to write off - the debt of love - because the more we love, the more we are indebted, the more we love it!
But it is not the kind of love that the world knows which is not love at all, a love that is just a feeling, a self-serving desire with so many attachments to self, things and others that create a false sense of sufficiency that we think the world owes us without realizing we owe nothing to anyone except to love one another.
Great crowds were traveling with Jesus, and he turned and addressed them, “If any one comes to me without hating his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.Luke 14:25-27
Teach us to be simple and humble like St Martin de Porres of Peru whose feast we celebrate today; enable us to imitate him in living out the gospel of Jesus daily, forgetting his very self to follow his Lord and Master on the Cross by sharing whatever he has not only to everyone but even to animals and pests that he became known as "Martin the charitable"! Amen.
St. Martin de Porres, Pray for us!