The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Wednesday in the Third Week of Advent, 15 December 2021 Isaiah 45:6-8, 18, 21-25 ><)))*> + ><)))*> Luke 7:18-23
Lord Jesus, like the disciples of John the Baptist, we are so tempted to ask you at this time of pandemic and confusion: "Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?" (Luke 7:18)
Yes, dear Jesus, you are the One who is to come because all these things like healing of the sick and proclamation of the good news to the poor are happening before our very eyes even to these days.
The problem, Lord Jesus, is our failure or hesitancy and sometimes refusal to contribute our part in making your presence known and felt in this time of the pandemic and election campaigns.
Liberate us, Jesus, from the blindness, deafness, paralysis and darkness that prevent us in making your Kingdom and power felt here on earth; in the same manner you have used the pagan king Cyrus, use us, O Lord, in building your Kingdom here on earth so that people may finally find that there is no other God except you alone. Amen.