The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Tuesday in the Second Week of Ordinary Time, Year I, 17 January 2023 Hebrews 6:10-20 ><]]]]'> + ><]]]]'> + ><]]]]'> Mark 2:23-28
This prayer I offer for those losing hope, wanting to quit and leave, losing patience and sense in all their efforts for the betterment of others and the world, for those disappointed or frustrated, for those always on the distaff side, always seen as odd and weird because of their firm stand for their beliefs and values: remind them, Father, that you are aware of all their noble efforts for the uplifting of lives of many, for their fight for justice and truth.
Brothers and sisters: God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love you have demonstrated for his name by having served and continuing to serve the holy ones.Hebrews 6:10
Dearest Jesus, you know so well how difficult and even painful to remind people of their giftedness, of their dignity, of their honor; many times, we feel tired and sad at how others see us and all our efforts for their good; we are not asking for quick fixes nor shortcuts for we know that indeed, doing your work is never easy, it is always a process; all we are asking is rest, a break perhaps like your apostles one sabbath who picked the heads of grain; many times like the Pharisees people give more emphasis and importance to rites and rituals, to rules and laws without any regard for persons.
Lord Jesus, remind us always that when people fail to see our personhood, our self-dedication to you and your works, remind us to never sag in spirits, to never be sluggish but instead be filled with more fire and ardor in doing your work until they realize that "The sabbath was made for man, not man for sabbath. That is why the Son of Man is lord even of the sabbath" (Mark 2:27-28). Amen.
2 thoughts on “God remembers… don’t quit!”
In our prayers, particularly of petition, should we not take into account what we mean as against what we say. If in God there is neither past nor future, but only the ETERNAL NOW, being blessed with what we ask for will depend on how we cooperate with Him in what always makes available for us.
“God remembers” is more for our time-bound appreciation of His ever present loving providence.
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Yes, Sir Rody…. we always have to be attuned with God. Essentially, we never quit God because he never leaves us. Thank you po.