The Lord Is My Chef Breakfast Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Monday, Memorial of St. Vincent de Paul, Priest, 27 September 2021 Zechariah 8:1-8 ><]]]]'> + ><]]]]'> + ><]]]]'> Luke 9:46-50
It is so baffling, a great mystery indeed dear God our Father that you our source and direction in life is inclusive and jealous while we your children are exclusive and selfish.
The word of the Lord of hosts came: Thus says the Lord of hosts, I am intensely jealous for Zion, stirred to jealous wrath for her. Thus says the Lord: I will return to Zion, and I will dwell within Jerusalem; Jerusalem shall be called the faithful city, and the mountain of the Lord of hosts, the holy mountain.Zechariah 8:1-3
When you brought back home the exiles from Babylon, you were so filled with joy hoping they have learned their lessons very well: that you are a jealous God who demands total fidelity for there is no other God; you bless everyone with good things and yet they still look somewhere else to worship and adore aside from you.
On this memorial of St. Vincent de Paul your servant among the poor and needy, teach us to rely on you alone, God our Father; teach us to be humble and open before everyone, not selfish nor exclusive, sharing your blessings to everyone, finding your Son Jesus Christ among the least of the society. Amen.