Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Exodus 34:29-34 & Psalm 34
Fear, along with its sisters worry, anxiety and stress, is perhaps the most destructive emotion at work in the human soul. Fear prompts countries to attack one another, communities to turn their backs on the poor and dispossessed people in their midst, and individuals to hide behind undue aggression or locked doors. When Moses overcame his fear and turned back to God to ask for a replacement set of commandments he not only moved God’s agenda for the Israelites ahead, but God’s glory rubbed off on him, making the skin of his face shine. When I, too, overcome fears and instead seek the Lord, my life can also become radiant with his grace and mercy. Christ Jesus, deliver me from all my fears.
I sought the Lord, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears. (Psalm 34:4)
Soli ad gloriam dei
Beverly Illauq lives in Kemptville, Ontario, where she greets each morning by seeking the Gospel Mystery of the Day - the Word of the Lord for direct and practical application to the specific challenges & joys of the day.