The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Thursday, Memorial of St. Bruno, Priest, 06 October 2022 Galatians 3:1-5 ><000'> + ><000'> + ><000'> Luke 11:5-13
Remind us, O Lord Jesus Christ, that "while the world changes, the cross stands firm", that you alone, Jesus Christ is our salvation and way to perfection as the Carthusians had held for almost a thousand years.
Like St. Bruno their founder and father, let us "seek God assiduously to find God promptly and to possess God fully."
“And I tell you, ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks the door, the door will be opened.”Luke 11:9-10
Stop our foolishness, our being stupid like the Galatians as St. Paul called them in the first reading: prayer is not an ATM where we go to get cash we need nor an apps when we can just seek, find and have whatever we desire and need; PRAYER IS EMPTINESS.
Teach us Jesus to lay ourselves bare, to strip ourselves naked before you; teach us to ask for YOU, to seek YOU, and to enter YOU.
How foolish we have become that we have been misleading people from you because we teach wrongly about prayer that is centered on us and our needs and desires, making God a Santa Claus or even a genie.
Make us persevere in emptying ourselves of our pride to be filled with your humility and love, to be an indwelling of the Holy Spirit so that we become more like you, Jesus, fulfilled and at peace. Amen.