Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
1 Thessalonians 3:7-13& Psalm 90
Being a follower of Jesus, I never know when, like him, I will be faced with misunderstanding, indifference or verbal –or even physical –attack along life’s journey. Without a heart that finds its strength in holiness, that is in the faith, hope and love of God, I will respond in kind in such circumstances. I, too, can easily descend into the dregs of incomprehension, shutting out the presence of Christ Jesus in others, and contribute to the darkness of this world. But with a heart strengthened in holiness, I am able to follow Jesus in all places, at all times, under any circumstances, and spread the light of his kingdom here on earth. Christ Jesus, strengthen my heart in holiness.
So teach us to count our days that we may gain a wise heart. (Psalm 90:12)
Soli ad gloriam dei
“To believe in love is everything.” Saint Peter Julian Eymard
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.