Staying attuned with God

The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II
Wednesday in the Sixth Week of Easter, 17 May 2023
Acts 17:15, 22-18:1   ><)))*> + <*(((><   John 16:12-15
Photo by author, Sacred Heart Novitiate, Novaliches, Quezon City, 20 March 2023.
Keep us attuned with you,
Lord Jesus in the Holy Spirit;
grant us the grace to cultivate
that deep and lively prayer life
making a specific time for us to
commune in you in prayers
so we may be enlightened always
in witnessing your gospel in this 
world no different in the past wherein
we never learn from their mistakes,
merely continuing their errors.
How funny that just like before, Lord,
the cities and peoples we consider advanced and
sophisticated like Athens in the time of Paul
were also centers of superstitions and paganisms!

How funny that until now, the modern societies
professing to be progressive in their thoughts
with all arguments for pluralities and 
inclusiveness are actually backwards and

More funny, Lord, is how these modern and
sophisticated societies insist on their modern
thoughts and ideas are merely masks of 
their being primitive, and arrogant as they
reject the God who revealed himself to us
definitively in Jesus Christ who rose from the dead;
what a shame at how they would hold on their
various esoteric beliefs than accept you,
O Lord, who is so true!

St. Paul said it so well, 
"He (God) made from one the whole 
human race to dwell on the entire surface
of the earth, and he fixed the ordered seasons
and boundaries of their regions so that 
people might seek God, even perhaps grope
for him and find him, though indeed he is not
far from any one of us" (Acts 17:26-27). 
Make us humble before you,
dear Jesus, accepting our own 
limitations, admitting our weaknesses
that we need the Spirit of truth to
guide us always
in realizing and experiencing first hand
your truth so we too may preach you
to others, especially the simple ones.

Let us not be deceived by modern
thoughts and beliefs that have long been
debunked, disproved and discarded 
as untrue
and baseless.

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