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The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Tuesday in the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time, Year I, 04 July 2023 Genesis 19:15-29 <*(((>< <*(((>< + ><)))*> ><)))*> Matthew 8:23-27
Your words today, O God our Father, are all about chaos and destruction, storms and calamities in the sea and the land; just like so many of us these days who are in the "eye of the storm", in the midst of great trials and sufferings in life due to their own making or somebody else's sins and wrongdoing, or simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The whole world is yours, O Lord; you have the whole world in your hands and you know everything that is happening. Grant us the trust and confidence in you of Jesus your Son and the deep faith of Abraham as you kept your promise to save his nephew Lot and family from the catastrophe that fell on Sodom and Gomorrah.
As Jesus got into a boat, is disciples followed him. Suddenly a violent storm came up on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by waves but he was asleep.
When he (Lot) hesitated, the men, by the Lord’s mercy, seized his hand and the hands of his wife and his two daughter and led them to safety outside the city.
Keep us strong, O God, in the face of trials and tribulations of life; calamities inevitably happen, it is how we face and deal with these that truly matter; cleanse us of our impurities, of our stubbornness, of our sins, never to needlessly look back like Lot's wife but instead move forward in life learning your important lessons of being morally upright and holy. Amen.