The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Friday in the Twenty-Third Week in Ordinary Time, Year II, 09 September 2022 1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-27 ><]]]]'> + <'[[[[>< Luke 6:39-42
Your words today from St. Paul are so timely, dearest Lord Jesus; in a time when so many of us have become so complacent and even lazy in this life characterized by comfort and ease, please reset our perspectives and points of view, Jesus, when all we think is ourselves, of being famous and popular; worst of all, like in your stern warning in the gospel, we have become self- righteous, blinded by our ego that we see ourselves better than everyone when all we see are others' faults without noticing our bigger faults.
Brothers and sisters: If I preach the Gospel, this is no reason for me to boast, for an obligation has been imposed on me, and woe to me if I do not preach it! No, i drive my body and train it, for fear that, after having preached to others, I myself should be disqualified.1 Corinthians 9:16, 27
Grant me the grace, O Lord, to be truly your follower, your disciple, a person of discipline who treads the path of truth and mercy, light and understanding, justice and mercy, honesty and sincerity; give me the courage to persevere in following you amid all pains and difficulties. Amen.