Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Genesis 28, 10-22 & Matthew 9:18-26
Jacob, was on a strange journey, running away from an elderly father he had just deceived and other family intrigues. His saving grace was that he stopped to ‘turn in’ for the night, giving him opportunity to hear the Lord speaking into his soul. By stopping for the night, he noticed the Lord’s presence in that place, embraced the grace revealed to him in a dream, and real-ized the shelter of the Most High. By acknowledging the Lord’s hand on his life, he was able to continue in this way that (I) go. I, too, like Jacob, Jarius, and the hemorrhaging woman of the Gospel reading, am on a unique and complex life-journey. What is this way that I go ?, I ask. By stopping to hear God’s voice from time to time, I am readied to take the one good next step along this path called life. God be with me, and keep me in this way that I go.
You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.”
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.