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The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Thursday in the Fifth Week of Ordinary Time, Year I, 09 February 2023 Genesis 2:18-25 <*(((>< <*(((>< + ><)))*> ><)))*> Mark 7:24-30
Indeed, O God, as you have said in the beginning, "It is not good for the man to be alone" (Genesis 2:18) and yet, so often in life, we choose to be alone, by ourselves, thinking only of our own good and personal interest. Very often we forget that you have created us all as "suitable partner" of one another. May we always keep in mind this fundamental truth and reality that each one of us is a part-ner of another; that every person we meet in this life is your gift. May we always keep that sense of awe and joy, of excitement in meeting, in discovering the other person as my part-ner, somebody like me created in your image and likeness, with same equal dignity taken from the ribs to show we are at par with everyone; most of all, like the ribs, may we take care of each one of us, protect each one from harm in the same manner the ribs safely secure the vital organs of the body like heart, lungs, kidneys, and liver.
Like that Syro-Phoenician woman who begged Jesus to heal her possessed daughter, may we always come to you O Lord certain of the fact that every person is loved by you for we too came from you and shall return to you. Amen.