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The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Wednesday, Memorial of St. Andrew Kim Taegon & Companion Martyrs, 20 September 2023 1 Timothy 3:14-16 ><}}}}*> + ><}}}}*> + ><}}}}*> Luke 7:31-35
Praise and glory to you, God our loving Father! As we celebrate today the Memorial of Korea's first priest martyr St. Andrew Kim Taegon and his companion martyrs of over 100 others, we thank you too for the vibrant Christian faith in that part of the world. How amazing are your grace and works, O God in that "land of the morning calm" - Korea - where the seeds of faith were primarily planted by lay people touched by the few missionaries who have reached their shores.
Undeniably great is the mystery of devotion, Who was manifested in the flesh, vindicated in the spirit, seen by angel, proclaimed to the Gentiles, believed in throughout the world, taken up in glory.
1 Timothy 3:16
Great is their mystery of devotion as St Paul put it; grant us the same grace of continuing fascination to Christ's mystery among us through prayers and studies of your words and of the Church's teachings; let Jesus be manifested in our lives of witnessing as vindicated by the Spirit, proclaimed and believed, accepted and embraced because it is so true by everyone.
Grant us discernment, dear God, to always recognize and follow you in the various persons and instances, no matter how unusual they or these may be, for you are a God of surprises. Amen.
St. Andrew Kim Taegon and companion martyrs of Korea, Pray for us!