The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Thursday within the Octave of Easter, 21 April 2022 Acts 3:11-26 ><)))*> + <*(((>< Luke 24:35-48
Praise and glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ, for the most wonderful gift of memory: more powerful than any memory card or computer chip, you have made our memories so powerful not only in keeping the past alive within us but most of all, enabling us to make these memories present again in every here and now - the gift of "re + membering". Thank you dear Jesus for this most wonderful gift of all that even if our memories fail due to age and sickness, we always re + member those dearest people to us from the past: we make them a member of today, that is, re-member!
The disciples of Jesus recounted what had taken place along the way, and how they had come to recognize him in the breaking of the bread. While they were still speaking about this, he stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.”Luke 24:35-36
Before Easter happened, during supper on the night you were betrayed, you commanded your disciples to always remember, to "do this in memory of me": at Emmaus, the two disciples did remember and recognized you, Lord Jesus and from then on, we have always re-memebered your commandment and you yourself who becomes present most especially in the Holy Eucharist and when we live its essence of love.
Refresh always our memories, Jesus, so we may keep re-membering you, making you a member anew in every present moment in our witnessing to your very person and your most loving act of self-giving. Amen.