The Lord Is My Chef Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Wednesday within the Octave of Easter, 20 April 2022 Acts 3:1-10 ><]]]]'> + <'[[[[>< Luke 24:13-35
I have been walking all my life but it was only recently, O Lord Jesus, have I really started walking consciously, along with others trying to keep healthy by making 10,000 steps daily. How funny that most of the times, we have taken walking for granted, without really minding at all where we have been to and where we are heading for; we just walk, walk, and keep on walking in this life even at the opposite directions...
That very day, the first day of the week, two of Jesus’ disciples were going to a village seven miles from Jerusalem called Emmaus, and they were conversing about all the things that had occurred. And it happened that while they were conversing and debating, Jesus himself drew near and walked with them, but their eyes were prevented from recognizing him.Luke 24:13-16
Thank you, dearest Jesus in walking with us even in the opposite directions we take, when grief and failures and disappointments drive us back to our old ways, old destinations; thank you in walking with us to the many Emmaus we go to only to bring us back to your Jerusalem.
Open our eyes, Lord Jesus, to recognize you and know you so that we may follow you more closely in walking and following your path of peace and joy, of self-giving and love; make us conscious of your presence in every walk we take to seek and follow your new directions for us in serving others and doing your work. As we walk closer with you, Jesus, let us imitate Peter in sharing you with those who are lost and paralyzed in this life; in your most holy name and power, let us empower our fellow journeyers in life to rise and walk in you, with you. Amen.