The Lord Is My Chef Breakfast Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Wednesday, Week XXI, Year I in Ordinary Time, 25 August 2021 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13 ><]]]]*> + ><]]]]*> + ><]]]]*> Matthew 23:27-32
Times are getting more tough, more difficult, and most painful for us these days, God our loving Father. We ask you only for one thing - lead us to your Son Jesus Christ our Lord as we pray: Lead us, O Lord closer to you to be like you - loving and caring merciful and forgiving; Lead us, O Lord to your words and actualize them in our lives; Lead us, O Lord in your Holy Spirit to work in us and through us to bring life and joy, hope and inspiration to those overshadowed with gloom due to the pandemic.
And for this reason we too give thanks to God unceasingly, that, in receiving the word of God from hearing for us, you received it not as the word of men, but as it truly is, the word of God, which is now at work in you who believe.1 Thessalonians 2:13
Remind us today, dearest Jesus that the greatest impact we can have in this life are not just the words we speak but by the deeds of love and care, compassion and dedication we show; Remind us, Lord, that the real test of our discipleship in you is not found in what people say how good or holy we are but that they themselves are led to the Father; Remind us today, dearest Jesus not to be hypocrites like the Pharisees and scribes who only wanted to appear beautiful outside but rotting inside (Mt.23:27). Amen.