The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Wednesday, Memorial of Sts. John Fisher and Thomas More, Martyrs, 22 June 2022 2 Kings 22:8-13, 23:1-3 ><}}}*> + ><}}}*> + ><}}}*> Matthew 7:15-20
God our loving Father, we thank you again for the gift of two great martyrs today, Saints John Fisher and Thomas More who stood firm on your side, offering their very selves to die than conspire with their king in allowing his divorce and break from the Church. Both Saints John Fisher and Thomas More proved that we are first of all your servants, and then of the king or civil authorities. They are both so relevant in these days when people insist on separating politics and daily life from faith and religion, in constricting the spiritual life as purely private and personal, and worst, only on Sundays.
Like in the first reading today, may we always pray and listen to your words O God found in the sacred scriptures so that we may never steer away from your path of truth and righteousness.
The scribe Shaphan also informed the king that the priest Hilkiah had given him a book, and then read it aloud to the king. When the king had heard the contents of the book of the law, he tore his garments and issued this command to Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam, son of Shaphan, Achbor, son of Micaiah, the scribe of Shaphan, and the king’s servant Asaiah: “Go, consult the Lord for me, for the people, for all Judah, about the stipulations of this book that has been found, for the anger of the Lord has been set furiously ablaze against us, because our fathers did not obey the stipulations of this book, nor fulfill our written obligations.”2 Kings 22:10-13
Help us find our way back to you, Lord; do not let our knowledge and technologies blind our hearts and ideals, most especially our relationship with you which is the basis of our relationships with one another. Amen.
St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More, Pray for us!