Advent is seeking, seeing Jesus

The Lord Is My Chef Breakfast Recipe for the Soul

Friday, Advent Week-II, Memorial of St. Lucy, 13 December 2019

Isaiah 48:17-19 ><)))*> ><)))*> ><)))*> Matthew 11:16-19

The eagle symbolizing our Parish Patron St. John Evangelist, Advent 2018.

Thank you very much Lord Jesus Christ for never giving up on us. You sound so exasperated in our gospel today at how so “slow” we have become in recognizing and believing you but you never lost your cool.

Please continue to open our minds and our hearts to realize you have come, you are coming and you are always with us.

Forgive us Lord when we are so concerned with the mundane things, the shallow concerns we are so preoccupied with forgetting the more crucial of recognizing your presence and your works among us.

Jesus said to the crowds: “To what shall I compare this generation? It is like children who sit in marketplaces and call to one another, ‘We played the flute for you, but you did not dance, we sang a dirge but you did not mourn.’ For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they said, ‘He is possessed by a demon.’ The Son of Man came eating and drinking and they said, ‘Look, he is a glutton and drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ But wisdom is vindicated by her works.

Matthew 11:16-19

Grant us Lord Jesus Christ the gifts of silence and wisdom, of “masticating” always your words so we can be properly guided in answering your call and mission.

Give us the grace to see things as they are, to set aside our many biases and visions of things to come so we can be contented with what we are having, of what God has provided us with.

Let us heed your words and work faithfully for their fulfillment in us and through us.

Thus says the Lord, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I, the Lord, your God, teach you what is for your good, and lead you on the way you should go. If you hearken my to my commandments, your prosperity will be like a river, and your vindication like waves of the sea; your descendants would be like the sand, and those born of your stock like its grains, their name never cut off or blotted out from my presence.

Isaiah 48:17-19

Give us O Lord, the courage to be different, to make a difference for Jesus Christ by opening our eyes of faith so we may always seek you, see you, and follow you.

Saint Lucy, patroness of diseases of the eyes, heal our many blindness to be focused in Jesus alone. Amen.

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