Jesus, our only true ally

The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II
Monday, Week XXXIII, Year I in Ordinary Time, 15 November 2021
1 Maccabees 1:10-15, 41-43, 54-57,62-64   > + <   Luke 18:35-43   
Photo by author, August 2021.
Your words today, O God
our Father are so perfect 
to what is happening exactly
in our country:  politicians 
busy entering into all kinds of
alliances just to have power 
and control in the country.
What a pity, O Lord, that in
the name of politics and power,
they have forgotten all about
their dignity and honor, families
and the nation and ultimately,
you dear God.

The proposal was agreeable; some from among the people promptly went to the king, and he authorized them to introduce the way of living of the Gentiles. Thereupon they built a gymnasium in Jerusalem according to the Gentile custom. They covered over the mark of their circumcision and abandoned the holy covenant; they allied themselves with the Gentiles and sold themselves to wrongdoing.

1 Maccabees 1:12-15
Keep us faithful to you, Father
and to your ideals of justice,
mercy, and charity; let us choose
righteousness amid afflictions
and never give into the evil 
ploys of the enemies for the 
sake of convenience and power.
Let us imitate the blindman of 
Jericho who persevered to get
near Jesus to be healed of his
blindness:  we pray O God for
our politicians and most specially
voters blinded by power and 
wealth, forgetting your laws 
that value life and the human person.
Amen.

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