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The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Saturday, Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima, 13 May 2023 Isaiah 6:19-11 ><}}}*> Galatians 4:4-7 ><}}}*> Luke 11:27-28
Praise and glory to you, God our loving Father for the gift of your Son Jesus Christ who gave us his Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary to be our Mother too and model in discipleship!
On this Feast of our Lady of Fatima on the occasion of the 106th year of her apparition in Portugal, may be we reminded anew of her calls to prayer, penance, and conversion for peace in the whole world. Most of all, may we imitate Mary in always listening, accepting, and doing your word:
While he was speaking, a woman from the crowd called out and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that carried you and the breasts at which you nursed.” He replied, “Rather, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.”
May we keep your words, Jesus, in our minds and in our hearts that true blessedness is in believing and doing your words; most of all, that the basis of our relationships is not blood nor belief nor anything else except you, dear Jesus. It is only when our relationships are based on you, Jesus, that there can be true prayer, penance and conversion because you are the way and the truth and the life; everything becomes clear when seen in your light, everything becomes acceptable and fair when measured in your person, everything becomes bearable when taken in your love. Help us, dear Jesus, to know you more clearly, to love you more dearly, and to follow you more closely so we may attain peace which is the fruit of love and justice in you. Amen.