The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Friday, Memorial of St. John Eudes & St. Ezechiel Moreno, Priests, 19 August 2022 Ezekiel 37:1-14 ><))))*> + ><))))*> + ><))))*> Matthew 22:34-40
Your Prophet Ezechiel's vision was perfect and continues even to these days, God our loving Father: many times we feel like bones left in the graveyard, all dried up, and lifeless because of our sinfulness.
Thus says the Lord God: O my people, I will open your graves and have you rise from them, and bring you back to the land of Israel. Then you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves and have you rise from them, O my people! I will put my spirit in you that you may live, and I will settle you upon your land; thus you shall know that I am the Lord. I have promised, and I will do it, says the Lord.Ezekiel 37:12-14
Thank you, dear God, in sending us your Son Jesus who breathed on us your promised Spirit who brought us back to life; thank you, dear God, in giving us saints like Ezekiel Moreno and John Eudes who both shared us your Son Jesus Christ in their lives of service and holiness; thank you, dear God, most of all for the gift of love, the life-giving Spirit of everyone, your very being that is why there is life.
How sad, O God, that in this world that has become so affluent, so advanced in technologies, many people remain lifeless like dry bones buried in their casket of self-pity, self-centeredness, impenitence, selfishness, and self- righteousness refusing to experience your love and the love of others that they cannot love too. Indeed, love is your only commandment because love is the very principle of life that whoever refuses to love dies and whoever loves, lives. Amen.