Straight talk in the Lord

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The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II
Thursday, Feast of St. Bartholomew, Apostle, 24 August 2023
Revelation 21:9-14   <*(((>< + ><)))*> + <*(((>< + ><)))*>   John 1:45-51
Photo by author, Baguio City, 11 July 2023.
How should I really speak,
or talk, to you,
O God?  

Even before words 
are formed in my mouth
and spoken on my lips,
you knew already what
I am thinking,
how I am feeling.
And yet, 
you are so kind,
so merciful
and loving
that you sent us Jesus
your Son so we can speak
and talk to you like humans,
even so damned honest
like St. Bartholomew!

Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one about whom Moses wrote in the law, and also the prophets, Jesus, son of Joseph, from Nazareth.” But Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “come and see.”

John 1:45-46

How funny that when Nathanael asked
if can anything good come from Nazareth,
you have proven, Lord Jesus, that something
good can always come from our sincerity
even if sometimes with a touch of
humor or even tactlessness;
teach us to talk straight to you,
Lord; even though you know what
we need, what we think, what we feel,
it is always good to bring these out
like Nathanael for us to be more truthful
with ourselves; it is in honesty when we
can truly learn because it is only when we
bare what is inside us that we truly 
accept and own all our blessings and
Then we learn
discovering ourselves
until we find you.