The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Wednesday in the Sixth Week of Easter, 25 May 2022 Acts 17:15, 22-18:1 ><]]]]'> + <'[[[[>< John 16:12-15
God our Father, your words today are so loving, so caring especially for us who feel lost or at a loss, simply could not find our bearing and directions in life at the moment for so many reasons like situations and peoples so unfavorable to us.
St. Paul in the first reading perfectly said it, we are groping for you in the dark, dear God. Please help us find our way back to you in Christ!
Then Paul stood up at the Areopagus and said: “The God who made the world and all that is in it, the Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in sanctuaries made by human hands, nor is he served by human hands because he needs anything. Rather it is he who gives to everyone life and breath and everything. He made from one the whole human race to dwell on the entire surface of the earth, and fixed the ordered seasons and the boundaries of their regions, so that people might seek God, even perhaps grope for him and find him, though indeed he is not far from any one of us.”Acts 17:15, 24-27
I know, dear God that you are always at my side; and I know very well that always, we are the ones who turn away from you, we are the ones who get lost and not you.
Thank you in sending us your Son Jesus Christ who always finds us when we are lost; so many times in life we feel it is us who find you, that we are the ones searching for you and eventually discovers you. And we are grossly wrong. It is you, O God in Jesus, who finds us always. Yes, it is true our heart is restless until it rests on you but it is only you who can move our hearts to desire you, to search you, to look for you. And we always find you because you found us first!
Today I pray, dear Jesus, that when life has so many lessons to teach me and I could not bear it, please send me quick the Holy Spirit to enlighten my mind and my heart to speak to me the things that are coming while I forge on with life's many trials until your glory is revealed. Amen.