Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
The generosity of the early Christians is legendary: Joseph sold a field that belonged to him, and brought the full amount of money to Peter and John, to be used at their discretion as they proclaimed the message of the death and resurrection of Jesus. For this deed, Joseph became ‘Barnabas’, or ‘son of encouragement’. Am I making my possessions or the proceeds from their sale available to the Lord for his works of mercy –and for the encouragement of others? Do I even realize how lightly I am to hold my possessions, so that the Spirit of God working through me can distribute them according to his plan of mercy? Christ Jesus, teach me about possessions, including all my time, treasure and talents.
Your decrees are very sure; holiness befits your house, O Lord, forevermore. (Psalm 93:5)
If you truly want to help the soul of your neighbour, you should approach God first with all your heart.
St. Vincent Ferrer
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.