Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
1 Peter 4:7-13
In the normal course of a day so many people come and go in our lives – children, spouse, friends, parents, siblings, acquaintances –and strangers. Whether in person or in cyberspace each individual that ‘crosses my path’ gives me opportunity to extend hospitality, which implies recognition and welcome without complaining. When I welcome someone without judgement in this way, I become an agent not of my own ideals, but of the very love and mercy of God. How can I be more hospitable to all the human beings –the Christ bearers –along my life’s journey? Holy Spirit, help me be hospitable to others without complaining.
The love of God has been poured into our hearts through the Spirit of God dwelling within us. (Romans 5:8)
The Lord grants in a moment what we may have been unable to obtain in dozens of years.
St. Philip Neri.
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.