The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II
Wednesday, Memorial of St. John of the Cross, Doctor of the Church, 14 December 2022
Isaiah 45:6-8, 18, 21-25 ><]]]]'> + ><]]]]'> + ><]]]]'> Luke 7:18-23
Glory and praise to you,
God our Father, for this lovely Wednesday!
We have Isaiah with all your wonderful words
of love and assurance from whom
all good things come from
for there is no other God but you
who "form light and create darkness...
designing earth to be lived in" (Is. 45:7, 18);
wherever there is a healing of the sick,
when "the blind regain their sight,
the lame walk, lepers are cleansed,
the deaf hear, the dead are raised,
the poor have good news
proclaimed to them" (Lk.7:22),
then, indeed, you are there!
Where there is love and everything that
is good, sincere and true,
like saints and holy people,
then it must be only, YOU, God
who had come to us;
like St. John of the Cross,
inflame us with your love
move us with your love
let us live in your love!
Let us never get tired walking in your love,
Lord, as expressed to us by St. John of the Cross:
"El alma que anda en amor,
ni cansa ni se cansa"
(The soul that walks in love
neither tires nor gets tired);
and if there is no love,
let us therefore put love
in order to find love.