The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Wednesday in the Sixteenth Week of Ordinary Time, 20 July 2022 Jeremiah 1:1, 4-10 ><}}}*> + ><}}}*> + ><}}}*> Matthew 13:1-9
"Talaga? Is it really true, O God?"
These are the words that came from my heart as I prayed over your words today through the prophet Jeremiah:
The word of the Lord came to me thus: “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you, a prophet to the nations I appointed you… See, I place my words in your mouth! This day I set you over nations and over kingdoms, to root up and to tear down, to destroy and to demolish, to build and to plant.”Jeremiah 1:4-5, 9-10
It is not that I do not believe you, dear Father, but your words are so comforting, so encouraging; how wonderful indeed that I am no accident, that I have a reason being here because you have always have a plan for me, for each one of us.
Thank you for believing in me, Lord; thank you for sending me to a mission; make me like a fertile ground, a rich soil so that your seeds sown in me may grow and mature and produce fruit; in the name of Jesus your Son, open my ears and my heart to always listen to your instructions, give me the courage most especially to be your prophet like Jeremiah, "comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable" by giving witness to your truth and justice, mercy and charity at all times. Amen.