The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Tuesday, Memorial of St. John XXIII, Pope, 11 October 2022 Galatians 5:1-6 ><000'> + ><000'> + ><000'> Luke 11:37-41
Brothers and sisters: For freedom Christ set us free; so stand firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery. For in Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love.Galatians 5:1, 6
O dearest Jesus, thank you for coming to save us, in setting us free from sin and most especially, from the yoke of slavery to externalities of religion.
Keep us faithful to you, Jesus, by being more loving to one another; set our sights on you and people not on rules and regulations, rituals and traditions as you have pointed out in the gospel today.
Through the intercession of your servant, St. John XXIII who was lovingly called as "the good Pope" and father of Vatican II, give us the courage to stand firm and defend our faith in you while being open to the winds of change sweeping the world today. Make us free and faithful, and loving too like him who had said on the eve of the conclave that would elect him as Pope John XXIII, "We are not here to guard a museum, but to cultivate a flourishing garden of life." Amen.
St. John XXIII, Pray for us!