Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
When I take scripture for granted, it ‘goes in one ear and out the other’. But when I selectively tune into the reading of God’s word, I mindfully pay attention and reap many, many benefits. Jesus told his followers that ‘the measure you give will be the measure you get, and still more will be given you.” When I deliberately commit my time and attention to hearing the word of God at all levels of life, I will receive much more than I expend. When I look into scripture with even just a little faith, hope and love, I can receive abundant confirmations of faith, profound, light-filled and life-giving hope, and many cups running over of love from and towards God, others and even my own being. Christ Jesus, help me pay careful attention to hearing your word.
Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path. (Psalm 119: 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.