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The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II
Friday, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, 08 December 2023
Genesis 3:9-15, 20 ><}}}*> Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12 ><}}}*> Luke 1:26-38
Photo by Rev. Fr. Gerry Pascual of Iba, Zambales at Santuario di Greccio, Rieti, Italy in 2019.
God our loving Father,
we praise and thank you
on this Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
for continuing to do your wondrous works
for our salvation, for our healing
for our good.
You are so kind to us, Father,
despite our sins and turning away from you,
you search us, you call us,
most of all, you still bless us
with your merciful presence in
Jesus Christ.
Teach us to be like Mary,
our Blessed Virgin Mother,
to be open always to your coming,
to your calls, to your grace;
teach us most of all to be
selfless, to be kind too
to your boundless kindness,
O God; many times, we are like
Adam and Eve with so many
alibis, always hiding from you,
evading you, not trusting you.
Teach us, O Lord, 
to imitate Mary to not seek
so many reasons and explanations,
to simply trust in you and say YES
to your will and plans always;
may we always keep in mind like Mary,
your sublime kindness O God
of always inviting us,
asking us,
never imposing on us
to freely choose him
and make Christmas possible
every day.
Amen.

Veritas Editorial

Rev. Fr. Anton CT Pascual

Rev. Fr. Anton CT Pascual

President of Radio Veritas

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