Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Genesis 49:2- 50:26 &Psalm 105 & Matt 10:24-33
At the death of their father, Joseph’s brothers leaned on their own understanding and acted out of fear, that Joseph would pay them back for all the wrong they had done to him. As a result they submitted themselves to their brother as his slaves, committing their descendents to generations of brutal slavery under the Egyptians. Joseph, though, sought God’s strength and presence continually and so lived into forgiveness of his brothers, because of his underlying hope in God: “Even though you intended to do harm to me, God intended it for good...” In each event of life, I have a choice –to react out of fear, or to live unafraid in the way of hope and forgiveness demonstrated by Joseph, and proclaimed by Jesus. Christ Jesus, help me seek your strength and presence continually.
Let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. (Psalm 105:3)
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.