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The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Monday in the Twenty-Second Week of Ordinary Time, Year I, 04 September 2023 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 ><]]]]'> + ><]]]]'> + ><]]]]'> Luke 4:16-30
Thank you dear God, loving Father for coming to us today, for staying with us last night, and remaining with us always. Does it really matter whether you come or leave, stay or return, when you are perfect presence?
We do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, about those who have fallen asleep, so that you may not grieve like the rest, who have no hope.
1 Thessalonians 4:13
The early Christians were so concerned who would come first and next when Jesus returns; many Christians today do not care at all if Christ comes like his townsfolk!
Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had grown up, and went according to his custom into the synagogue on the sabbath day. He stood up to read … They also asked, “Is this not the son of Joseph?”
Luke 4:16, 22
Dear God, forgive us for being on the extremes on your coming or on your returning for that does not matter because you are with us always; you are presence! Make us realize we must be more concerned not with your coming nor returning but more with our leaving! Let us confront that crucial question of each day when you come and return and stay with us: are we ready to go to you? with you? Amen.