The Lord Is My Chef Breakfast Recipe for the Soul
Wednesday, Week VI, Year II, 19 February 2020
James 1:19-27 <*(((>< 0 ><)))*> Mark 8:22-26
Your words today, O Lord, are disturbing, dealing with our senses, with our face, reminding us to attune everything we see, hear, and say – our very selves – to you as your reflection of the Father’s mercy.
Know this, my dear brothers and sisters: everyone should be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger. Therefore, put away all filth and evil excess and humbly welcome the word that has been planted in you and is able to save your souls. Be doers of the word and not hearers only, deluding yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and is not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his own face in a mirror. He sees himself, then goes off and promptly forgets what he looks like.James 1:19,21-24
What really matters is what is inside of us, of what comes out from us, our thoughts and actions that reveal our faith in you.
So many times, Lord Jesus, we fail to walk our talk.
Indeed, what we see can be deceiving.
We need to once in a while separate from the crowd, from our daily routine to be with you to adjust our sights.
There are times we see the same things and that is why we live the same way too.
But whenever we spend time just with you alone, Jesus, then we see the realities and most of all, we see far and beyond what is before us.
O sweet Jesus, continue to disturb us, to cleanse our senses – our eyes, our ears, our lips – so that we may mirror your love and mercy in our face, in our lives today especially for those going through many difficulties, those who have lost faith and hope in you and the church. Amen.