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
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.