The joy of Easter: Christ comes despite our ignorance and sins

The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II
Thursday in the Easter Octave, 13 April 2023
Acts 3:11-26   ><]]]]'> + <'[[[[><   Luke 24:35-48
Photo from Facebook, Easter 2021: “There is an urgency to announce the Joy, the joy of the Risen Lord.”
Praise and glory to you,
Lord Jesus Christ who still
comes to us in our
sins and ignorance
(Acts 3:17),
doubts and incredulity
(Luke 24:37),
even disbelief or unbelief.

Like the psalmist today,
we sing of your glory:
"O Lord, our God,
how glorious is your name 
over all the earth!
What is man that you should
be mindful of him, 
or the son of man that 
you would care for him?"
(Psalm 8:2) that you never stop 
coming to us 
to call and send us,
to forgive and convince us
of your love!

Then he said to them, “Why are you troubled? And why do questions arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me and see, because a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you can see I have.”

Luke 24:38-39
Dearest Lord Jesus,
let us come closer to you
to know you better,
to love you truly,
and to follow you closely
so we may share you
with others
and be your loving presence
especially among
the unloved and neglected,
to be the extensions of your healing 
hands to the sick and old,
and most especially,
your gift of peace.
Photo by author, 08 February 2023.

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