Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Romans 4: 13-18
As followers of Jesus, we are not called to a ‘pie in the sky’ airy-fairy kind of hope. Rather, Christian hope is substantiated by the same kind of faith that led Abraham, Moses, and the prophets of the Old Testament, and the Apostles, and saints of New Testament times. Furthermore, Christian hope is built on the love of God, demonstrated so clearly by the incarnation, ministry, passion, death on cross, and resurrection of Christ Jesus. This Paschal Mystery is fact, and is an expression of love that pierces science, the arts, the political arena, economic dynasties, social organizations and even time itself. Things accomplished by human effort, intellect and determination can bring hope as much as they point to the transcending fact of the love of God for us, his people. When things seem desperate, am I prepared to hope in hope by faith through the love of Christ Jesus?
The Spirit of truth will bear witness to me, says the Lord, and you will also be my witnesses. (John 15:26,27)
We need no wings to go in search of God, but have only to look upon God present within us.
St. Teresa of Jesus
Soli 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.