The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Friday in the Fourteenth Week of Ordinary Time, 08 July 2022 Hosea 14:2-10 ><]]]'> + ><]]]'> + ><]]]'> Matthew 10:16-23
Another week is closing, another brand new week coming but here I am, O God, still undecided, dilly-dallying when to follow you, when to change my ways, when will I ever be true in walking my talk; this time, may I take with me my words of contrition, of decision to turn away from sin and follow your path in Jesus Christ your Son.
Thus says the Lord: Return, O Israel, to the Lord, your God; you have collapsed through your guilt. Take with you words, and return to the Lord, say to him, “Forgive all iniquity, and receive what is good, that we may render as offerings the bullocks from our stalls.”Hosea 14:2-3
Grant me, O Lord, the courage to be wise as the serpent and gentle as the dove in this world so filled with wolves and other predators out for a kill with their seductive temptations to rule and dominate; may I always have the presence of mind to think what is fair and just, true and good that I may not be tempted to take shortcuts in life; inspire me to innovate and be creative in proclaiming and living out the gospel of Jesus in this highly modern and complex world; most of all, keep me faithful to you, to always walk your path for you are the way, the truth and the life.
Let him who is wise understand these things; let him who is prudent know them. Straight are the paths of the Lord, in them the just walk, but sinners stumble in them.Hosea 14:10
There is no other way to life, Lord, except you and this is the reason why so many want to remove you, to delete you from life, from the world so that they can do what is most pleasing to themselves without realizing nor admitting the collapse and slow death they are experiencing. Amen.