Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Acts 3: 1-10 & Luke 24: 13-35
Although he expected only money, the man lame from birth “fixed his attention” on Peter and John when they stopped by him –and through his openness he received healing for his lameness and joy in his spirit. Although they expected only to tell their fellow traveller the dismal news of Jesus’ torture and death, the two disciples on the road to Emmaus listened to Jesus’ scriptural interpretation of his own incarnation, ministry & death –and through their openness received healing from their despair and joy in their spirits. In the activity and places of brokenness in my own life, Christ Jesus comes alongside me today and everyday in his disciples, with scriptures, or by means of the sacraments –and through my openness I, too, can receive any specific healing he is offering me, and joy in my spirit. Christ Jesus, help me embrace the wholeness you are offering me.
Let all who seek the Lord rejoice! (Psalm 105)
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.