The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Friday, Memorial of St. Jerome, Priest & Doctor of the Church, 30 September 2022 Job 38:1, 12-21, 40:3-5 ><]]]]'> + ><]]]]'> + ><]]]]'> Luke 10:13-16
God our loving Father, open my eyes open my mind open my heart and soul to your majesty to experience your immense mystery so profoundly unthinkable unexplainable yet so true that it can be felt and experienced because we live in you though we are not aware.
The Lord addressed Job out of the storm and said: Have you ever in your lifetime commanded the morning and shown the dawn its place for taking hold of the ends of the earth, till the wicked are shaken from its surface? The earth is changed as is clay by the seal, and dyed as though it were a garment. Have you entered the sources of the sea, or walked about in the depths of the abyss? Have the gates of death been shown to you, or have you seen the gates of darkness? Have you comprehended the breadth of the earth?Job 38:1, 12-14, 16-18
Dearest Father, many times I have asked you so many questions and would still have more to follow you up with but, when I contemplate your love and presence in my life, among the people you have surrounded me with, then I realize you are all questions that in itself more than enough for me to see, even imagine you! Like Job, let me remain silent and be wrapped by your majesty and glory!
Then job answered the Lord and said: Behold, I am of little account; what can I answer you? I put my hand over my mouth. Though I have spoken once, I will not do so again; though twice, I will do so no more.Job 40:3-5
Open my eyes in Jesus your Son to appreciate more your coming your loving presence your healing O God our Father; let me listen and be more attentive to Jesus, your Word who became flesh to dwell among us; like St. Jerome, give me the grace to read and study especially to pray your Sacred Scriptures each day of my life to be still and remain in you always. Amen.