The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Monday in the Second Week of Ordinary Time, Year I, 16 January 2023 Hebrews 5:1-10 ><000'> + ><000'> + ><000'> Mark 2:18-22
Glory and praise to you, O God our loving Father, for this brand new day to begin anew in life, to bridge and process our past so we may live fully in every present moment as we project our future.
Beginning today, teach us in Christ Jesus your Son the need for us to understand fully and put into practice his teaching "new wine is poured into fresh wineskins" (Mk.2;22). Enable us to always welcome change, to find you coming to us in new and often unexpected situations or things and persons; may we learn to bridge, in fact become a bridge like Jesus, the old and new, the past and the present, God and your people: "In the days when he was in the Flesh, he offered prayers and supplications with loud cries and tears to the one who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence. Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered; and when he was made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him" (Hebrews 5:7-9).
Dear Jesus, teach me to have new perspectives, new outlook in life in you, by focusing more on you, by believing in you, in seeking and following you, most of all, in seeing everything in you so that I may learn to accept things of old like pains and sufferings, need for trials and difficulties so that I may grow in strength and maturity, love and compassion like you. Amen.