The Lord Is My Chef Christmas Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Wednesday after the Epiphany of the Lord, 05 January 2022 1 John 4:11-18 ><]]]]'> + <'[[[[>< + ><]]]]'> + <'[[[[>< Mark 6:45-52
Dearest God our Father, let us love, love, and love one another so that we may see you more in each other; the more we love, the more we see everyone and everything in life.
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also must love one another. No one has ever seen God. Yet, if we love one another, God remains in us, and his love is brought to perfection in us.1 John 4:11-12
Take away our stony hearts and give us natural hearts that beat firm faith, vibrant hope and unceasing charity and love; perfect our love to drive away our many fears especially the fear of getting hurt because of love.
Soften our hearts, Jesus, to find you in every good thing happening in us and around us; let our love be genuine and pure to find you coming to us amid every storm in life; send us your Holy Spirit to perfect our love so we may have the confidence and vision of you on judgment day. Amen.