The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Monday, Memorial of St. Lucy, Virgin and Martyr, 13 December 2021 Numbers 24:2-7, 15-17 ><]]]]'> + <'[[[[>< Matthew 21:23-27
Dearest God our Father: with the days fast-approaching to Christmas, we pray you open our eyes to see you more clearly so that we can love you dearly and follow you more closely each day.
As celebrate the memorial of St. Lucy, your Virgin Martyr who chose to see the glory of heaven than sin, open our eyes to see you more in others and in many occasions in our lives.
Clear our eyes and vision of pride and evil like Balaam who first came to curse the Israelites but in your divine power, he instead blessed your people upon seeing the coming of Jesus Christ!
Then Balaam gave voice to his oracle: The utterance of Balaam, son of Beor, the utterance of the man whose eye is true, the utterance of one who hears what God says, and knows what the Most High knows, of one who sees what the Almighty sees, enraptured and with eyes unveiled. I see him, though not now; I behold him, though not near: a star shall advance from Jacob, and a staff shall arise from Israel.Numbers 24:15-17
Forgive us, Lord, despite your coming we remain and insist in being stubborn like the chief priests in your time who refused to see the hand of God in your mission nor in John's preaching; let us be open and willing to find you coming, to hear your speaking through unexpected channels and occasions. Amen.