The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Tuesday in the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time, 12 July 2022 Isaiah 7:1-9 ><}}}*> + ><}}}*> + ><}}}*> Matthew 11:20-24
When word came to the house of David that Aram encamped in Ephraim, the heart of the king and the heart of the people trembled, as trees of the forest tremble in the wind.Isaiah 7:2
God our Father, so many times in life our hearts tremble like trees trembled in the wind, almost falling because of so many fears in life: fear of going hungry, fear of going poor, fear of losing wealth, power and status; fear of being conquered and subdued by others stronger than us BUT we never fear of losing you!
Forgive us, O Lord, for being like the people of Chorazin and Bethsaida who refused to believe in Jesus Christ your Son despite the many marvelous things he had made in their towns; despite your goodness and blessings, we refuse to give ourselves to you; but, when things go off hand, when trials come, we call on you, demanding you to rush to our side and be quick to save us; let us be "tranquil and do not fear" against our enemies and every trial that come our way by doing our part of having faith in you, of daring to go against the tide to allow you do your work because after all, if ever things get worst, so often not because you were helpless but because we kept you out of our lives, we chose to break away from you, choosing our own destruction. Uphold us your people, O God! Amen.
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Thank you for this Fr. Nick!
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