The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Wednesday in the Fifteenth Week of Ordinary Time, 13 July 2022 Isaiah 10:5-7, 13-16 ><]]]]'> + ><]]]]'> + ><]]]]'> Matthew 11:25-37
Your words today, O God our Father remind us of your oft-repeated wisdom and reality that the path to real power and greatness is in being small and powerless like children.
How foolish are we, Lord, since the beginning when our common knowledge always taught us that size does matter, that the bigger a nation and its army like Assyria, the more powerful it is: partly true for a moment because you are always greater than anyone, O God with every nation, every individual surely in your mighty hands!
Will the axe boast against him who hews with it? Will the saw exalt itself above him who wields it? As if a rod could sway him who lifts its, or a staff him who is not wood! Therefore the Lord, the Lord of hosts, will send among his fat ones leanness, and instead of his glory there will be kindling like the kindling of fire.Isaiah 10:15-16
Your Son Jesus Christ himself had revealed that in knowing and discovering you, O God and your ways it is not about being a genius nor of knowing all but in being simple, being open and knowing less because everything is God's work, not ours even if everything seems to be clear and fixed with us and in our points of view.
At that time Jesus exclaimed: “I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike.”Matthew 11:25
Lord Jesus, keep me simple, let me rely only in you for you have all the answers in the world. Amen.