God’s “survival kit”

The Lord Is My Chef Breakfast Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II
Tuesday, Week XXV, Year II in Ordinary Time, 22 September 2020
Proverbs 21:1-6, 10-13   >><)))*>  ||+||   <*(((><<   Luke 8:19-21
Photo by Mr. Chester Ocampo, Catanduanes, 2019.

I have learned, Lord, from many sources that the surest way to survive in the forest or any where else during a critical situation is to search and follow the source of water like a stream or a river, or even a drainage.

Experts tell us that wherever there is water, there is life, there is a community where one can always find help and support, healing and nourishment, encouragement and mission.

Like a stream is the king’s heart in the hand of the Lord; wherever it pleases him, he directs it.

Proverbs 21:1

Open our eyes and our hearts, Lord Jesus, to always search and follow you, the only true living water who can quench our thirst and cleanse us from all dirt in this life.

This pandemic demands that we go back to you by finding new ways, new routes of living the gospel we have always taken for granted. Gone are the days of simple rites and rituals that are empty, very selfish and individualistic forgetting we are a family with God our Father.

Let us find our family in you, Jesus, where we can be truly “a mother and brothers and sisters” who listen to your words and “act on it” (Lk.8:21). Amen.

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