Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Jonah 2:1-10 &
Like clothing, as life ‘happens’, I too can become soaked with the sweat of giving into passions, smelly with shame, grimy with filth from the environment, stained with resentments, or rumpled with deceits and half-truths. Like clothing that needs a good laundering from time to time, I need periodic inner washing and healing to make me pure from sin (the sacrament of Reconciliation). After a good washing, by taking time to meditate and contemplate God’s mercy and steadfast love, I allow my being to be hung out to dry in the bright sun. Then the colours of my being will be revived and the gifts that God created within me for the good of the world, will be restored. Christ Jesus, wash me thoroughly from my sins.
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51
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.