The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Thursday in the Fourth Week of Easter, 12 May 2022 Acts 13:13-25 ><]]]]'> + <'[[[[>< John 13:16-20
Thank you, Lord Jesus Christ, for this timely reminder in today's gospel in being your true servant - one who is always present in you, and present for you.
When Jesus had washed the disciples’ feet, he said to them: “Amen, amen, I say to you, no slave is greater than his master nor any messenger greater than the one who sent him. If you understand this, blessed are you if you do it.”John 13:16-17
Let us do your work of loving service for one another, dear Jesus by imitating you in your humble presence with everyone, especially enemies; let us be like you, kind and magnanimous with everyone, without any airs of superiority even if you are our Master.
In this time of sadness and disappointment and failures, let us look back to our own lives like Paul in his preaching to see how God's providence has always been at work in various key moments leading us to something bigger and higher; these experiences have always left us both with happy and painful memories but you were always there present with us.
Teach us to continue to be present in you and for you in our loving service for others, like John the Baptist heralding your coming and your very presence among us. Amen.