The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Tuesday in the Twenty-second Week of Ordinary Time, 30 August 2022 1 Corinthians 2:10-16 ><]]]]'> + ><]]]]'> + ><]]]]'> Luke 4:31-37
Brothers and sisters: The Spirit scrutinizes everything, even the depths of God. Among men, who knows what pertains to the man except his spirit that is within? Similarly, no one knows what pertains to God except the Spirit of God.1 Corinthians 2:10-11
Your words are so comforting, so consoling and so soothing today, God our loving Father that I praise and thank you for this most wonderful gift we never acknowledge or even recognize because to be spiritual these days is laughed upon. Or worst, to be spiritual these days is something of different kind, products of the human mind that pretend to be esoteric and exclusive only to a few; many times, we believe these days in dark spirits and other kinds of spirits instead of knowing and nurturing your Spirit, O God, in Christ Jesus.
Help us to be truly "spiritual people" who share and understand "the mind of Christ" (v.16) we all have that enables us to see people and things the way Jesus sees and values them, sharing in his vision of the meaning and goal of our lives which is communion in you, God our Father through the scandal and mystery of the Cross.
Many times in life, you know how we always feel at a loss for your will, for your plans and for your love for us because we never allow your Spirit to grow and reign in us as we are so busy and delighted listening and watching and reading all those horror and crazy stuffs of the bad spirits; we would rather go to witch doctors than to priests and nuns or any spiritual people in the real sense, believing more in the power of evil subjecting us to all forms of malady and sufferings.
May we nurture your Spirit in us, O God, so we may live authentically and with authority in our words and deeds like Jesus in today's gospel when he cast out a demon from a possessed man just with his words; let us grow in your Spirit, God, so we may finally find and experience peace and harmony in our lives and relationships. Amen.