The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Thursday in the Twenty-first Week of Ordinary Time, 25 August 2022 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 ><]]]]'> + ><]]]]'> + ><]]]]'> Matthew 25:1-13
Glory and praise to you, God our loving Father! How true are the words of St. Paul today: "God is faithful" (1 Cor. 1:9); you never fail us especially in times of trials like during this recent severe tropical storm Florita; we lift up to your grace and mercy the people in Northern Luzon severely affected, those who have lost their livelihood, those cut off from their loved ones, and those who left homes for safety due to floods; we pray most specially no one died in this typhoon. Grant them "grace and peace", almighty Father.
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I give thanks to my God always on your account for the grace of God bestowed on you in Christ Jesus, that in him you were enriched in every way… so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift as you await for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ.1 Corinthians 1:3-5, 7
Keep us faithful to you, Father, by being faithful to your mission, faithful to people entrusted to us, faithful to all the grace you bestowed upon us; teach us to share your grace so as to share your joy with others too; after all, joy and grace, chara and charis in Greek respectively, are derived from the same root because joy and grace belong together in you! Amen.