The Lord Is My Chef Christmas Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Thursday After the Epiphany of the Lord, 06 January 2022 1 John 4:19-5:4 ><}}}*> + ><}}}*> + ><}}}*> Luke 4:14-22
Dearest God our Father, let us love, love, and love so that we may be free; the deeper we love, more we become free for you and others too!
For the love of God is this, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome, for whoever is begotten by God conquers the world. And the victory that conquers the world is our faith.1 John 5:3-4
How funny it is, Father, when we keep on turning away from you, rejecting your commandments Jesus had summarized to loving you and loving others, thinking we could be free if we separate from you and your precepts; but, the opposite happens every time we turn away from you and your laws! The more we become empty and lost; most of all, burdened with sin and guilt.
Deepen our love for you and in you, loving Father through Jesus Christ; let us immerse ourselves into your words, let us masticate your words to extract its power that liberates us in every here and now to experience true freedom to love you, O God, and love others as brothers and sisters in Christ. Amen.