The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Friday in the Twenty-Eighth Week of Ordinary Time, 14 October 2022 Ephesians 1:11-14 ><))))*> + ><))))*> + ><))))*> Luke 12:1-7
In him you also, who have heard the word of truth, the Gospel of your salvation, and have believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, which is the first installment of our inheritance toward redemption as God’s possession, to the praise of his glory.Ephesians 1:13-14
God our loving Father, I praise and thank you for another week about to end; most of all, I am deeply grateful to you that despite my sins and weaknesses, my nothingness before you and others, you have chosen me, you have called me and sealed me with your Holy Spirit.
What a loving God and Father we truly have in you! As proof of your love, you have given us your Son Jesus Christ who shared in our humanity so we can share your divinity; but so many times, I leave him, doubting his ways, fearful of his challenges.
Forgive me, O Lord, when many times I doubt your calls and your gifts to me, when I fail to be true to you and others, even to my very self that I resort to hypocrisy - that leaven of the Pharisees Jesus had warned us; let that truth sink in me that I am "worth than many sparrows" (Lk.12:7) that I may dare to rise and stand firm by your side on the Cross. Amen.