The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Monday, Week XXXII, Year I in Ordinary Time, 08 November 2021 Wisdom 1:1-7 ><]]]]*> + <*[[[[>< Luke 17:1-6
Thank you dear Jesus for the assurance of your love and understanding as well as the fair warning that "Things that cause sin will inevitably occur. It would be better for him if a millstone were put around his neck and he be thrown into the sea than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin" (Luke 17:1-2).
I know, Lord, it is not an excuse but a fact of life that we shall always be fighting sins and evil while here on earth as we strive to follow you; but I know too well, dear Lord, of the deep pains and sorrows, the widespread anguish every kind of scandal brings to our family and society, most specially to the Mother Church.
Love justice, you who judge the earth; think of the Lord in goodness, and seek him in integrity of heart; because he is found by those who test him not, and he manifests himself to those who do not disbelieve him. For perverse counsels separate a man from God, his power, put to the proof rebukes the foolhardy; because into a soul that plots evil wisdom enters not, nor dwells she in a body under debt of sin.Wisdom 1:1-4
Forgive us, merciful Jesus, strengthen us to live in wisdom, keeping our hearts free from "perverse thoughts" so that your Holy Spirit of instruction may fill and guide us to keep us from becoming a "skandalon" or a rock that causes one to fall and sin. Amen.