The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Wednesday, Memorial of St. Leo the Great, Pope, 10 November 2021 Wisdom 6:1-11 ><)))*> + ><)))*> + ><)))*> Luke 17:11-19
Glory and praise to you, God our almighty Father in making us share in your great powers in this world. Remind us always that whatever power we have is all from you meant to serve others and not to hurt nor overcome them.
For the Lord of all shows no partiality, nor does does he fear greatness, because he himself made the great as well as the small, and he provides for all alike; but for those in power a rigorous scrutiny impends. To you, therefore, O princes, are my words addressed that you may learn wisdom and that you may not sin.Wisdom 6:7-9
We are all leaders, O Lord, whom you have tasked to care for one another, be it a family or a community, a nation or an institution like the Church; may we learn from the wisdom of St. Leo the Great, a Pope who early on realized his vast powers were meant to uplift the poor and the needy, to save cities from destruction by the invading barbarians, and most of all, to unite peoples for peace and maturity. Like St. Leo the Great, may we learn to imitate Jesus in using his power from you to empower others, to enable the weak and the sick to "stand up and go" (Lk.17:19) like the Samaritan leper he had healed. Amen.