The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Friday, Memorial of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious, 17 November 2023 Wisdom 13:1-9 <'[[[[>< <'[[[[>< + ><]]]]'> ><]]]]'> Luke 17:26-37
Arouse us, dear God, our loving Father, awake us from our sleep, let us open our eyes, our hearts, our very selves to your divine presence around us and within us; let us bask in this most lovely divine milieu so many have tried so hard to negate and discard as not true.
How true are your words again this day from the Book of Wisdom:
All men were by nature foolish who were in ignorance of God, and who from the good things seen did not succeed in knowing him who is, and from studying the works did not discern the artisan.
How foolish have we become to reject you, to abandon you, to not believe nor recognize you, O God, who can be gleaned from nature and creation, most especially in our studies and search for truth and meaning; but twice foolish are those who believe only in themselves, playing gods, worshipping their body and beauty, amazed with their strength and power full of conceit and self-centeredness (cf. Wisdom 13:2-4).
Keep us simple, Father, to find you in little things, in the unseen realities of this life that point us to your divine milieu; let us not wait for that sign of gathering of vultures when we lay wasted, and dead to sin and blindness. Amen.