The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Thursday, Memorial of St. Martin of Tours, Bishop, 11 November 2021 Wisdom 7:22-8:1 ><]]]]'> + <'[[[[>< Luke 17:20-25
Today O God I am so struck by your words from the first reading: "For Wisdom is mobile beyond all motion, and she penetrates and pervades all things by reason of her purity. For she is an aura of the might of God and a pure effusion of the glory of the Almighty; therefore, nought that is sullied enters into her... Indeed, she reaches from end to end mightily and governs all things well" (Wisdom 7:24-25, 8:1).
What a beautiful description of Wisdom, of you, dear God! Someone so fluid, so natural like water: everything flowing naturally in order - so subtle yet powerful, hidden but evident and felt that so often for those with closed minds and closed hearts, you seem to be so far, even unrecognizable.
Asked by the Pharisees when the Kingdom of God would come, Jesus said in reply, “The coming of the Kingdom of God cannot be observed, and no one will announce, ‘Look, here it is,’ or, ‘There it is’. For behold, the Kingdom of God is among you.”Luke 17:20-21
Teach me to be fluid, Jesus, like St. Martin of Tours who naturally cut his tunic into two to share it with a poor beggar one cold evening; his kindness was instinctively filled with Wisdom, fluidly finding you among the least of our brethren; may we have the same grace of St. Martin to find you among the needy and most specially to look up to heaven for our soul's journey back to you. Amen.