The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Friday, Memorial of St. Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr, 12 November 2021 Wisdom 13:1-9 ><)))*> + ><)))*> + ><)))*> Luke 17:26-37
God our Father, help us distinguish the difference between finding you in everything and making anything as you, an object of worship, an idolatry. Fill us with your wisdom to see you among the beauty of nature, on each every person we meet but at the same time be wise to never stop at them that we forget you totally.
For they search busily among his works, but are distracted by what they see, because the things seen are fair. But again, not even these are pardonable. For if they so far succeeded in knowledge that they could speculate about the world, how did they not more quickly find its Lord?Wisdom 13:7-9
It happens often with us,
Lord, when we get so caught up
with nature or people or with
our very selves that we miss
You as the very source and
subject of our wonder! Open
our eyes and minds and hearts
to see you more.
Do not let it happen again like what the people did with St. Josaphat that they were so blinded by their culture and faith, by their convictions and failed to see you speaking and working through him, leading to his murder just like Jesus Christ your Son; while it is true the we live in a world where everything is touched by you, let us not miss YOU like in those days of Noah when the flood came and destroyed the people who have become so complacent with your presence. Amen.