The Lord Is My Chef Breakfast Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Tuesday, Week XXIII, Year I in Ordinary Time, 07 September 2021 Colossians 2:6-15 <*(((>< + ><)))*> Luke 6:12-19
Jesus departed to the mountain to pray, and he spent the night in prayer to God.Luke 6:12
Dear God our Father, what did you two talk about that night when Jesus prayed to you? I have always wondered why Jesus your Son, the Second Person of the Holy Trinity is portrayed so often by St. Luke at prayer.
For a long time, I have always wondered at what did Jesus pray to you, what did he ask you, Father, while here on earth? For one, it is so lovely to think how the Son of God was also praying like us to drive home the importance of prayer. But, last night, God our Father, I realized it is not really a question of what Jesus prayed for but why did he pray at all.
Brothers and sisters: As you received Christ Jesus the Lord, walk in him, rooted in him and built upon him and established in the faith as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. See to it that no one is captivate you with an empty, seductive philosophy according to the tradition of men, according to the elemental powers of the world and not according to Christ.Colossians 2:6-8
So often, Father, we pray to you like kids whenever we need something, always asking for this and that, begging for more, pleading to have our ways that are often whims and wishes. Teach us to mature in our prayers, teach us to pray like Jesus your Son who prayed while here on earth as an expression of his oneness and communion in you; teach us to pray that we may be rooted in you, firmly grounded in you through Christ, never to be swayed by novel thoughts and ideas or beliefs that make us leave your side especially when crises come. Amen.