The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Thursday in the First Week of Advent, 01 December 2022 Isaiah 26:1-6 ><))))*> + ><))))*> + ><))))*> Matthew 7:21, 24-27
Thank you, dear God, our loving Father, for this month of December, for the year about to end, most especially for this new beginning of Advent!
Make us strong like your new city of Jerusalem: "A strong city have we; he sets up walls and ramparts to protect us" (Is.26:1) - Jesus Christ who had come, will come again and comes!
Many times your strength in us, O God, could not be felt nor experienced because we have been weak in doing what is good; many times with closed minds and hearts believing only in ourselves than being open to welcome Jesus your Son into our lives; many times, we profess our faith in you only in words and mouth, calling out "Lord, Lord" without conviction and concrete action as a disciple; make us wise, Lord, and return to you to build up our faith, to build up our lives, to build up our ties and relationships in you through others. Amen.