The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Monday in the Easter Octave, 10 April 2023 Acts 2:14, 22-33 ><)))"> + <"(((>< Matthew 28:8-15
Did I hear you right, my Lord Jesus Christ, you called me "brother" after I have abandoned you on your Cross?
Then Jesus said to them (Mary Magdalene and the other Mary), Do not be afraid. Go tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”Matthew 28:10
Yes, Lord Jesus. I hear you every day, each morning when I wake up to a brand new day is like Easter Sunday when you call me "brother" despite my being like one of the Twelve who abandoned you, denied you, even betrayed you! Despite my sinfulness, you forgive me, you bless me, most of all, love me by calling me still a brother!
Let me relish and savor this truth, this relationship you have kept with me but I have always forgotten and taken for granted; let me go back to Galilee where you have called me, where you have healed me, where you have fed me, where you have forgiven me; let me go back to Galilee to continue your work, to continue crossing the seas amid storms, to continue walking by your side even if I falter and fall behind in this journey as your fisher of men. Amen.