The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Monday, Memorial of St. Dominic de Guzman, Priest, 08 August 2022 Ezekiel 1:2-5, 24-28 ><))))*> + <*((((>< Matthew 17:22-27
Once in a while, I imagine dear God our Father what would it be like to have a vision of you, to find you and your dwelling place? Would I have the courage and composure of your prophet Ezekiel?
As I looked, a storm wind came from the North, a huge cloud with flashing fire enveloped its brightness, from the midst of which (the midst of fire) something gleamed like spectrum. Within it there were figures resembling four living creatures that looked like this: Their form was human… Like the bow that appears in the clouds on a rainy day, was the splendor that surrounded him. Such was the vision of the likeness of the glory of the Lord.Ezekiel 1:4-5, 28
You are always with us, dear God, revealing your truth, goodness, and beauty; you cannot be kept in any particular place for you are all-powerful and in fact, the sole legitimate power for everything belongs to you as implied by Jesus to Simon in today's gospel (Mt.17:22-27). There is no need for me to have the apocalyptic vision of Ezekiel to find and see your dazzling majesty; just give me the humility like of St. Dominic to passionately seek you in prayers and studies, following his footsteps in simplicity of life and self-denial so that upon finding your light and your truth, I may share you in Jesus Christ with everyone. Amen.