The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Tuesday, Memorial of St. Clement, Pope and Martyr, 23 November 2021 Daniel 2:31-45, ><)))*> + ><)))*> + ><)))*> Luke 21:5-11
Glory and praise to you, our loving and almighty God and Father!
Your power and might, majesty and grandeur are all around us, even deep within each one of us and yet, still many deny your presence, deny your existence.
Enter our consciousness, Lord, enter our dreams like with King Nebuchadnezzar to remind us nothing remains here on earth, that you are always greater, O God, "semper major"!
In the lifetime of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that shall never be destroyed or delivered up to another people; rather, it shall break in pieces all these kingdoms and put an end t0 them, and it shall stand forever.Daniel 2:44
Even your Son Jesus Christ reminded us through the apostles how everything would crumble and fall, including your Temple at Jerusalem, putting an end to everything until he comes again to bring upon us new heaven and new earth.
And so, grant us, Lord, perseverance and fidelity to remain humble before you like St. Clement who bore all sufferings during the persecution but remained faithful to you, calling on the early Church he led as Pope at that time to remain one in you, our only Rock foundation in faith, hope and love. Amen.