The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Wednesday in Third Week of Easter, 04 May 2022 Acts 8:1-8 ><]]]]'> + <'[[[[>< John 6:35-40
"Sanaol" - a wish and a prayer that all may be blessed, that like the flowers of summer, everyone may bloom in the Lord.
"Sanaol" was the good news after that Pentecost when Jesus Christ's good news of salvation was proclaimed to all; despite the persecutions that began in Jerusalem and "all were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria, except the Apostles, there were great joy in that city" (Acts 8:1, 8) because everyone was blessed, everyone was welcomed, everyone was accepted.
"Sanaol", Lord Jesus, would accept you in the Eucharist and eventually in the person of everyone we meet; it is you, dear Jesus, who brings joy and fulfillment in everyone of us whenever we receive and welcome you in the Eucharist and in every person we meet.
Jesus said to the crowds, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst. But I told you that although you have seen me, you do not believe.John 6:35-36
What has happened to us, Lord Jesus? We have turned away from you and from each other, choosing to believe in thoughts and ideas, in personalities, and all the fancies around them from colors to cults that have brought us divisions and even persecutions. Let us seek you again, dear Jesus, and listen more to your voice than to all the noises barraging us especially at this crucial time of the elections. "Sanaol" will listen to you again, and find you anew in everyone. Amen.