The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Friday in the Twenty-Ninth Week of Ordinary Time, Year II, 21 October 2022 Ephesians 4:1-6 ><000'> + ><000'> + ><000'> Luke 12:54-59
Another week is closing, another week is beginning and still, Lord Jesus, as you have noticed, we still can't interpret the present time as your very presence in everyone of us.
Jesus said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west you say immediately that it is going to rain – and do it does; and when you notice that the wind is blowing from the south you say that it is going to be hot – and so it is. You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky; why do you not know how to interpret the present time? Why do you not judge for yourselves what is right?Luke 12:54-57
St. Paul's admonition to the Ephesians is most timely even to us these days when our season is in transition but not our sensitivities to one another; teach us to live in a manner worthy of our calling as "Christians" - brothers and sisters in you, dear Jesus and most of all, your followers.
Teach us, dear Jesus, to "bear one another through love, striving to preserve" our unity as one family in one loving Father above; so many times, we can read the weather but not people, becoming callous and numb to one another's presence and needs, pains and hurts; heighten our sensitivities so we may be more compassionate with everyone, be more consoling and caring, most of all, understanding and kind by seeing God's image and likeness in each one's face. Amen.