The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Wednesday in the First Week of Advent, 01 December 2021 Isaiah 25:6-10 ><]]]'> + ><]]]'> + ><]]]'> Matthew 15:29-37
Praise and glory to you, our loving God and Father, for the abundant blessings you have bestowed upon us this 2021 even in the midst of many sufferings brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
As we look back to the past eleven months and see how far we have come to this first day of the merry month of December, one thing remains clear: you are a God of abundance, you always have so many things in store for each one of us but unfortunately we always fail to see or even recognize them at all; worst, with your abundant blessings, we are always in need with our mentality so focused on scarcity.
The problem is with us, dear God; your promise to Isaiah to feast us on "juicy, rich food" and "pure, choice wines" have long been fulfilled in the coming of Jesus Christ your Son who comes in every here and now and would surely come again at the end of time.
Destroy the "veil that veils" us and the "web that is woven over" us so we may find Jesus silently and subtly working among us, right in our midst; let us believe so we may see him to enjoy your abundant blessings found in him in the first place!
The disciples said to him, “where could we ever get enough bread in this deserted place to satisfy such a crowd?” Jesus said to them, “How many loaves do you have?” “Seven,” they replied, “and a few fish.”Matthew 15:33-34
Come, Lord Jesus, fill us with your presence and peace and grace, most specially with your pity and mercy for those in need so that we may find the abundance we have always have in you. Amen.