The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Wednesday in the Twenty-third Week in Ordinary Time, Year II, 07 September 2022 1 Corinthians 7:25-31 ><]]]]'> + ><]]]]'> + ><]]]]'> Luke 6:20-26
Thank you, God our loving Father, for this brand-new day; in a few days, the week will be over again as we move closer to another week, to another month, and on to another year! There is no denying that the world indeed is passing away as St. Paul reminds us today in the first reading:
I tell you, brothers, the time is running out. From now on, let those having wives act as not having them, those weeping as not weeping, those rejoicing as not rejoicing, those buying as not owning, those using the world as not using it. For the world in its present form is passing away.1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Like what the psalmist says today, let me listen to you, dear God, let me see and bend my ear to experience and realize that far more better than this life is heaven awaiting us where we shall enjoy your presence eternally! Let us be on guard against that great temptation that there is still time, that we have plenty of time to spare, not realizing that it is not really time that passes by but us who are passing by when we live in lavish wealth and luxury, when we eat and drink without satiety, when we laugh unmindful of the miseries around us, and when we relish and enjoy the accolades and praises of others. Grant us the grace and courage to choose you always in Jesus Christ who had come to us as poor and hungry, weeping and hated by everyone, insulted and denounced for standing for what is true and good.
Lord, let us see in every beginning the end of our lives in you. Amen.