The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Thursday in the Sixteenth Week of Ordinary Time, 21 July 2022 Jeremiah 2:1-3, 7-8, 12-13 ><]]]]'> + ><]]]]'> + ><]]]]'> Matthew 13:10-17
This word of the Lord came to me: Go cry out this message for Jerusalem to hear! I remember the devotion of your youth, how you loved me as a bride, following me in the desert, in a land unsown. the priests asked not “Where is the Lord?” Those who dealt with the law knew me not: the shepherds rebelled against me. The prophets prophesied by Baal, and went after useless idols.Jeremiah 2:1-2, 8
Forgive us, O God our Father for being so complacent, for not being bothered at all with how things are now going on with our lives in relation with you.
We have lost any sense at all of you, Father that we do not seem to care at all! We have presumed you will understand us. Worst of all, we are not bothered at all that you know the sins we have been committing, the evils we have been harboring within.
Please disturb us, Lord, when we play gods, when we insult you of not knowing what we have been doing and thinking; Please disturb us, Lord, to wonder where are you, to always seek you most especially in the most ordinary things in life like the parables of Jesus; Please disturb us, Lord, when we feel self-sufficient, when we feel secured, when we feel we know everything; Please disturb us, Lord, because when we are no longer disturbed on you and your whereabouts, that is when we have gone far astray from you, when we "indeed hear but not understand, and look but never see" (Mt.13:14). Amen.