The Lord Is My Chef Breakfast Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Wednesday, Week XIV, Year I in Ordinary Time, 07 July 2021 Genesis 41:55-57; 42:5-7, 17-24 ><)))*>+><)))*> Matthew 10:1-7
It is only now have I realized, Lord, how far we have been travelling in this life and how often have we truly asked you for directions; so often in life off we go where our desires and plans lead us deciding on our own charting our own maps, asking directions from everybody, even non-persons like Google and Waze and still get lost for we never asked you directions nor followed your direction.
When hunger came to be felt throughout the land of Egypt and the people cried to Pharaoh for bread, Pharaoh directed all the Egyptians to go to Joseph and do whatever he told them. (Genesis 41:55)
Jesus sent out these Twelve after instructing them thus, "Do not go into pagan territory or enter a Samaritan town. Go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." (Matthew 10:5-6)
Go where, O God? Go to persons, go to people. Go to those with integrity and faith in you like Joseph your servant sold to Egypt by his own brothers. Go to those lost and hurting, to those who were one with us but left us because we have hurt them or taken them for granted or have abandoned them. Let us go, dear God, where you desire us to bring you to share you. And find YOU. Amen.