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The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Wednesday in the Sixth Week of Easter, 17 May 2023 Acts 17:15, 22-18:1 ><)))*> + <*(((>< John 16:12-15
Keep us attuned with you, Lord Jesus in the Holy Spirit; grant us the grace to cultivate that deep and lively prayer life making a specific time for us to commune in you in prayers so we may be enlightened always in witnessing your gospel in this world no different in the past wherein we never learn from their mistakes, merely continuing their errors.
How funny that just like before, Lord, the cities and peoples we consider advanced and sophisticated like Athens in the time of Paul were also centers of superstitions and paganisms! How funny that until now, the modern societies professing to be progressive in their thoughts with all arguments for pluralities and inclusiveness are actually backwards and primitive! More funny, Lord, is how these modern and sophisticated societies insist on their modern thoughts and ideas are merely masks of their being primitive, and arrogant as they reject the God who revealed himself to us definitively in Jesus Christ who rose from the dead; what a shame at how they would hold on their various esoteric beliefs than accept you, O Lord, who is so true! St. Paul said it so well, "He (God) made from one the whole human race to dwell on the entire surface of the earth, and he fixed the ordered seasons and boundaries of their regions so that people might seek God, even perhaps grope for him and find him, though indeed he is not far from any one of us" (Acts 17:26-27).
Make us humble before you, dear Jesus, accepting our own limitations, admitting our weaknesses that we need the Spirit of truth to guide us always in realizing and experiencing first hand your truth so we too may preach you to others, especially the simple ones. Let us not be deceived by modern thoughts and beliefs that have long been debunked, disproved and discarded as untrue and baseless. Amen.