The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Thursday, Memorial of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious, 17 November 2022 Revelations 5:1-10 ><))))*> + ><))))*> + ><))))*> Luke 19:41-44
Lord Jesus Christ, today I pray for those who cry, for those who weep, especially those who are shedding tears in silence.
You yourself wept over Jerusalem when you saw it for its hardness of her heart, in rejecting you, O Lord, as the Christ, our Savior: "As Jesus drew near, he saw the city and wept over it, saying, 'If this day you only knew what makes for peace --- but now it is hidden from your eyes'" (Luke 19:41-42).
Thank you, dear Jesus, in making our tears blessed that cleanse us inside, washes away our guilt and other dirt, pains and sins and everything not nice from the past to fill us with your joy and life!
But most of all, Jesus, thank you for suffering, dying, and rising for us that every time we cry and weep, when there are tears rolling down our cheeks, we feel assured of your loving presence in times of grief and sadness, failures and disappointments, sickness and death because in your pasch, you have triumphed not only over sin and evil here on earth but also assured us of entrance into heaven as seen by John:
I shed many tears because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to examine it. One of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. The lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, has triumphed, enabling him to open the scroll with its seven seals.”Revelation 5:4-5
Praise and glory to you, dear Jesus, the lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, the Lamb who was slain and found worthy to save us and lead us back to the Father, now and forevermore. Amen.