The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Tuesday, Week VIII, Year II in Ordinary Time, 01 March 2022 1 Peter 1:10-16 ><]]]]'> + ><]]]]'> + ><]]]]'> Mark 10:28-31
Thank you very much, dear God our loving Father in heaven for the gift of this brand new month of March; tomorrow we start the blessed Season of Lent with Ash Wednesday; today, you remind us of your gift of salvation through your Son Jesus Christ long foreseen by your prophets of Old. Today, you call us to move into action by putting all our hope and confidence on Christ's gift of salvation:
Therefore, gird up the loins of your mind, live soberly, and set your hopes completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Like obedient children, do not act in compliance with the desires of your former ignorance but, as he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct, for it is written, “Be holy because I am holy”.1 Peter 1:13-16
Help us, dear Jesus, to gird up the loins of our mind - to be ready for action, especially if we have to make radical moves and changes in our lives as witnesses of your gospel of salvation; help us, Lord, to overcome our desire to think only of ourselves, of "what-about-us" attitude of Peter in the gospel; help us, Jesus to be holy like you - filled with the Spirit, living in a world without first nor last but brothers and sisters relating with each other in mutual love and care. Amen.