The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Thursday in the Twenty-second Week in Ordinary Time, 01 September 2022 1 Corinthians 3:18-23 ><]]]]'> + ><]]]]'> + ><]]]]'> Luke 5:1-11
"To the Lord belongs the earth and all that fills it." -Responsorial Psalm for today
How often do we forget or disregard this truth, God our loving Father that prevents us from maturing in our spirituality and relationship with you and one another as we follow the wisdom of the world that puts premiums on wealth and power, fame and success that create factions and divisions among us.
Forgive us when what we pursue is often the ways of the world which is dominance over others, of having and possessing, of being served than of serving:
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in the eyes of God, for it is written: God catches the wise in their own ruses, and again: The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. So let no one boast about human beings, for everything belongs to you.1 Corinthians 3:19-21
Teach us to be fools for you, Jesus Christ, in whom everything was created, things visible and invisible (Col. 1:16) yet, had to borrow a boat from Simon; teach us to be fools like Simon and company who listened and obeyed Jesus, a carpenter, to cast their nets into the deep; many times, O Lord, we are so divided within ourselves, there are many factions inside and outside of us that we get separated from you our unity and whole. Amen.