Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?(Lk 6:46)


Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?  As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like. They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation and the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete” ( Lk 6: 46-49).

Dear Jesus, My Risen Lord,
You are perfectly right!
I lull myself into the belief :
That, by being very vocal in my prayers,
That, by loudly repeating your Name..Jesus..Jesus,
That, by piously and loudly repeating : Lord..Lord,
I make myself believe that God will be pleases with me.
I fool myself in believing that I become closer to You!
And I find favour in your sight!
I don’t care much to live according to your Instructions.
Yes, I know you disapprove of my vocal prayers without any follow up and meaningful actions.
I have been doing it so long!
And l know the time allotted for me is running out!
I better match my vocal prayers with meaningful actions.
You do expect me to match my vocal prayers with my daily activities, especially being a priest, a senior priest.
But many of my deeds and actions have disappointed you and have drove my fellow humans away from you!
I am sorry! deeply sorry, Lord!

Dear Jesus, My Risen Lord,
I want to mend my erring ways and try to live your Word.
And thus I am able to be in your presence with eternal joy!

Dear Jesus, the Risen Lord,
I bring before you:
Everyone of my loved ones.
Everyone of my enemies who were and are.
Everyone who loves as well as hates me.
Everyone whom I love and whom i hate.
Everyone who helps me and who don’t.
Everyone whom i have lead astray.
Everyone who is sick and needs healing.
Everyone who is in despair and needs hope.
Every priest who is in need of prayers.
Everyone who has met with me!

Oh, Jesus, My Lord and My God,
I thank You,
I thank the Father,
I thank the Spirit,
For Your Unsolicited gift of life for me!
For Your Uncountable blessings for me!
For Your Unlimited Patience with me!
For Your Untold Forgiveness for me!
For Your Unflinching faith in me!
For Your Unfailing Hope in me!
For Your Unconditional Love of me!



Fr Joe Kallani is a Pallotine priest who describes himself as the "prodigal priest in process." He had his academic studies in Indian Philosophy (India), Sacred Scriptures(Rome), Psychology (USA). Monologues is a column Fr Kallani writes for Arpanam.com He states that these reflections are neither pure scientific exegesis nor are they any highly theological explanations. They are a sort of devotional musings and monologues mainly meant for personal renewal and spiritual growth. He can be reached via Joachenmonologues@gmail.com

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