The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Wednesday in the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time, 15 June 2022 2 Kings 2:1, 6-14 ><}}}}*> + ><}}}}*> + ><}}}}*> Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18
Today we heard, dear God, the beautiful story of your two great prophets, Elijah and his successor Elisha; but what is most wondrous is the loyalty of Elisha's discipleship which is a beautiful imagery of our relationship with your Son Jesus Christ.
When the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind, he and Elisha were on their way to Gilgal. Elijah said to Elisha, “Please stay here; the Lord has sent me on to the Jordan.” “As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you,” Elisha replied. And so the two went together.2 Kings 1, 6
Our loyalty and fidelity are only to you, heavenly Father but expressed through prophets and leaders and mentors you sent us to prepare us too for your mission; like Elisha, keep us faithful to you, may we receive your call gladly through them, and most of all, like Elisha, may we submit to you, O God, to become like Elijah your prophet to your people, speaking to them only your words, and doing to them only your will.
Let us be more focused on you, loving Father, not on us and our work; may we heed the calls of your Son Jesus Christ for us to lead prophetic lives amid this age of too much self-promotion:
Jesus said to his disciples: “Take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them; otherwise, you will have no recompense from your heavenly Father.”Matthew 6:1
Lord Jesus Christ, let me decrease so that you will increase in me like all your prophets. Amen.