The Lord Is My Chef Breakfast Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Friday, Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, 11 June 2021 Hosea 11:1, 3-4, 8-9 + Ephesians 3:8-12, 14-19 + John 19:31-37
Let me begin my prayer to you, dear God, with a confession from my heart that despite my many years of praying, I have not really known you; when I pray the "Our Father" words simply pass my lips slipping, skipping depths of my being.
On this Solemnity of Your Son's Most Sacred Heart, please grant me intimacy you have long offered a reality if only our eyes can see by looking at him whom they have pierced blood and water flowed, our source of peace.
In that natural heart of your Son is found your revelation that outside of him we find no salvation; open our hearts, clear our doubts to experience your love!
How sad that we cannot love because we feel not being loved when our Father in heaven is truly a Dad who has never been mad when we are bad in his boundless love for us gave us his Son, full of tenderness and compassion!
For our reflection, see https://lordmychef.com/2021/06/10/god-our-tender-loving-dad/