Finding Meaning and Direction in Life

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The Lord Is My Chef Breakfast Recipe-Prayer
Thursday//27September2018//Week XXV//Year II
Ecclesiastes 1:2-11///Luke 9:7-9

            It is a Thursday Lord and I wonder what you feel how we have made this day a “throwback Thursday” when we all look back to the past partly just for fun, partly perhaps to find meaning in life today.  We listen to old music, we dig albums for old photos to reminisce good old days to feel good, to find direction and meaning in life.

            And despite all these, Qoheleth hit it right, “What has been, that will be, what has been done, that will be done.  Nothing is new under the sun.”(Eccl.1:9)

          There are times we are like Herod the tetrarch in today’s gospel who could not believe at all the wondrous things happening around despite the many darkness in life.  There are times we have refused to accept and recognize your presence among us, Lord Jesus, amid the many sufferings and poverty in this world because we are scandalized by your cross.  We are so afraid to even get near your cross not knowing that you can only be found there.
           Fill our hearts with the same courage and charity you have given St. Vincent de Paul who found you among the poorest of the poor he had willingly served in his lifetime.  Make us realize like him that meaning and direction in life can only be found in you and your cross, lest everything becomes “vanity of vanities”.  AMEN.  Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II, Parokya ng San Juan Apostol at Ebanghelista, Gov. F. Halili Ave., Bagbaguin, Sta. Maria, Bulacan 3022.
*Photo by Mr. Raffy Tima of GMA-7 News, Batanes before Typhoon Ompong, 14 September 2018.  Used with permission.

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