The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Thursday, Memorial of St. Charles Borromeo, Bishop, 04 November 2021 Romans 14:7-12 ><)))*> <*(((>< + ><)))*> <*(((>< Luke 15:1-10
Thank you dear Father for the cold weather so refreshing these days; keep us safe from COVID-19 and may its infection rate continue to go down so we can slowly come out and find each other again. We have learned our lessons so well, Lord, in this pandemic as St. Paul reminds us today in the first reading:
Brothers and sisters: None of us lives for oneself, and no one dies for oneself. For if we live, we live for the Lord, and if we die, we die for the Lord; so then, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.Romans 14:7-8
We are all relative, Father: we are incomplete, always needing somebody else to complete each one of us in you, O God; each one is important like the lone missing sheep to complete the 99 others or the woman's missing coin to complete her nine other coins.
Remind us dear God in Jesus your Son that no one finds life's meaning in oneself; we find our meaning always in relation with others in YOU.
I admit that we are all weak, but if we want help, the Lord God has given us the means to find it easily… in meditation we find the strength to bring Christ to birth in ourselves and in other men.St. Charles Borromeo, Bishop
May we learn to follow the examples of your great Pastor St. Charles Borromeo who left the trappings of wealth and power by finding fulfillment in Jesus our Lord living among his parishioners, becoming your very presence among them. Amen.