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The Lord Is My Chef Easter Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II
Wednesday in the Second Week of Easter, 10 April 2024
Acts 5:17-26    ><}}}}*> + ><}}}}*> + ><}}}}*>     John 3:16-21
Photo by author, Sacred Heart Novitiate, Novaliches, QC, 20 March 2024.

When the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests heard this report, they were at a loss about them, as to what this would come to.

Acts 5:24

Your words, O Lord,
from the first reading are
very amusing:
after discovering the jail
securely locked
with guards stationed
outside but the apostles
nowhere,
they were the ones
who felt at a "loss";
they who have imprisoned
the Apostles
were the ones
LOST
when they were supposed
to control the situation.
How ironic
so often in life
when we feel to have
been more in control of
everything even people,
when we feel we lord
over everyone,
that is when we feel
more empty,
and more
at a loss.

And this is the verdict, that the light came into the world, but people preferred darkness to light, because their works were evil.

John 3:19

Photo by author, Jesuit Cemetery at the Sacred Heart Novitiate.
Forgive us,
Lord Jesus
in choosing darkness
of sin,
darkness of pride,
darkness of bitterness
and of unforgiving
that is why many times
we are at a loss
in life especially 
when we profess 
to believe in You,
when we claim to be
Your disciples;
let us go toward 
Your light of truth
and justice,
Your light of loving
service,
Your light of mercy
and forgiveness
so that in our very selves,
people may truly experience
"God so loved the world."
Amen.
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