Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Isaiah 52:13-53:12 & Psalm 31
Jesus alone has walked this earth as Son of Man, and sinned not. Everywhere I turn along life’s journey I bump into sin – either my own or others, pride and prejudices, selfishness and fears. Where do I go to be delivered from all that drags me ‘into the pit’? Isaiah points us to the Servant of all servants, to the Son of God who as the Son of Man, who was judged, suffered torture, was crucified and buried ‘for our transgressions’ so that ‘by his wounds we might be healed’. Only the death of Christ could redeem me, my brothers, my sisters and each of the Saints, (and ‘saints’) of history, past, present and future. Christ Jesus, in your righteousness, deliver me, deliver us.
The righteous on, my servant, shall make many righteous and he shall bear their iniquities. (Isaiah 53)
Come, adore this wondrous presence,
Pange Lingua, Thomas Aquinas 1227-1274
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.