The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog Monday, Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 21 November 2022 Revelation 14:1-3, 4-5 ><]]]]'> + ><]]]]'> + ><]]]]'> Luke 21:1-4
Lord Jesus Christ, as we enter today this final stretch of the current liturgical calendar, you gave us the Memorial of the Presentation of your Blessed Mother as an occasion for us to present ourselves to you fittingly like her.
Help us to always remember your love and mercy, Lord, so we may remain on track on your path of humility and obedience like Mary; may we always remember your call to holiness and to mission being sent like you by the Father; may we always remember like Mary to be always truthful and clean in our lips.
These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. They have been ransomed as the first fruits of the human race for God and then Lamb. On their lips no deceit has been found; they are unblemished.Revelation 14:4-5
Help us imitate, dear Jesus, that poor widow at the temple area who gave everything she had - "two small coins" - into the treasury box; grant us the grace to be like her, to be like your Mother Mary, to be like your grandparents St. Joachim and St. Anne who offered their whole lives, their whole livelihood to God because they believed, they trusted, and hence, they loved without measure. Amen.