The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Friday in the Second Week of Ordinary Time, Year I, 20 January 2023 Hebrews 8:6-13 <*(((>< + ><)))*> + <*(((>< + ><)))*> Mark 3:13-19
Praise and gratitude to you, our loving Father for this day filled with newness, when everything is new - new lease on life, new hopes, new joys, new opportunities, new blessings, new friends to meet, new problems to solve, new situations to deal with, new chances to grow and mature, new me!
Most of all, a new day to renew your new covenant in Jesus!
Brothers and sisters: Now our high priest (Jesus Christ) has obtained so much more excellent a ministry as he is mediator of a better covenant, enacted on better promises. When he speaks of “new” covenant, he declares the first one obsolete. and what has become obsolete and has grown old is close to disappearing.Hebrews 8:6, 13
Thank you, dear Jesus, for your gift of call, in renewing your call every new day to be your disciple, your apostle like the Twelve; let me value and treasure, and nurture your call, Jesus, by growing closer to you; help me overcome my sinful past to welcome every graceful present in you even at the Cross; let me renew myself to you today, to focus more on you amid our many differences. How ironic, dear Jesus, when we were younger we love and welcome everything that is new; as we get older, the more we refuse to let go of the old to give way to new like YOU who is ever new and radiant! Amen.