The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Thursday in the Thirty-Second Week of Ordinary Time, Year I, 16 November 2023 Wisdom 7:22-8:1 <*(((>< + ><)))*> = <*(((>< + ><)))*> Luke 17:20-25
Your words are so lovely today, O God our Father, citing to us your many attributes as Wisdom, "a spirit intelligent, holy, unique, manifold, subtle" and some 30 others that beautifully present to us your transcendence and immanence not only around us but most of all within us! What I like most, O God, are these:
For Wisdom is mobile beyond all motion, and she penetrates and pervades all things by reason of her purity. And she, who is one, can do all things, and renews everything while herself perduring; and passing into holy souls from age to age, she produces friends of God and prophets.
Wisdom 7:24, 27
You are so great and awesome, dear God, yet so close to us your mere creatures like our breath, so personal indeed as a friend, so loved and always forgiven, renewed and made pure in your presence.
Forgive us for those moments when like the Pharisees in the gospel continue to ask you for visible signs of the Kingdom of God; we just have to feel you inside us, we just have to recognize your dwelling in us in Jesus Christ, we just have to open our selves, our minds and our hearts to your little comings until we have grown so big in you and your presence, in your love and mercy. Amen.