The Lord Is My Chef Breakfast Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Wednesday, Week XXII, Year I in Ordinary Time, 01 September 2021 Colossians 1:9-14 ><]]]]'> + ><]]]]'> + ><]]]]'> Luke 4:38-44
Praise and glory to you, God our loving Father, for the gift of life that we have reached the first day of the "ber" months leading to Christmas. Since last year we have been amusing ourselves with the awaited playing of Christmas carols in September to feel good. But today, we also feel blessed for being alive, in keeping the faith in you.
Brothers and sisters: from the day we heard about you, we do not cease praying for you and asking that you may be filled with knowledge of God’s will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding; to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord so as to be fully pleasing in every good work, bearing fruit and growing in the knowledge of God.Colossians 1:9-10
While we are all praying for more faith and good health in this time of another surge, we continue to pray for the healing of all those afflicted with COVID-19, begging you like Simon Peter for his mother-in-law; We pray for the healing of the sick not only in body but also in mind, heart and soul. Help us realize that like faith, good health builds community; that good health concerns all because everyone's well-being depends also with everyone's health.
After Jesus left the synagogue, he entered the house of Simon. Simon’s mother-in-law was afflicted with a severe fever, and they interceded with him about her. He stood over her, rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up immediately and waited on them.Luke 4:38-39
Teach us, O God, to be like Simon Peter's mother-in-law to realize that most especially in our good health we can help build our community and family by serving in the name of Jesus for other's good health and wellness. Amen.