The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Thursday in the First Week of Advent, 02 December 2021 Isaiah 26:1-6 ><)))*> + <*(((>< Matthew 7:21, 24-27
Jesus said to his disciples: “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord. Lord,’ will enter the Kingdom of heave, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.”Matthew 7:21
Dearest Jesus, how must I call out to you? Not merely with my lips and mouth but most specially with my heart and soul as I stretch my arms, reaching out to others with my hands!
Thank you for the reminder, Lord; calling you "Lord" is not enough if we do not surrender our very selves to you, if we do not trust in you; to call on you Lord is to "open up the gates to let in a nation that is just, one that keeps faith" (Isaiah 26:2).
Help us to build our house on rock, one that is built upon you and identifies with you like a "strong city with walls and ramparts to protect us"; let us trust only in you, Jesus, by putting into action our prayers, witnessing to your words and teachings for you alone is the everlasting rock!
True discipleship in you, dear Jesus is believing in you, trusting in you alone... not in one's self and abilities, nor follies. Amen.