Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Left to my own inclinations and passions, I so easily centre my existence around self indulgence and the appetites of world and flesh. Better, bigger and brighter can so easily become the goals of my life. Presenting myself as ordinary, smaller and tarnished, as St. Paul says, one brought from sin – and bought from sin by Christ Jesus – runs counter-current to the values and beliefs of society. But it is in presenting myself as one acquainted with sin that I recognize, value, and submit to the abundance of life proclaimed and provided by the passion, death and resurrection of Christ Jesus. As human beings we are best fulfilled, and happy, when we find ourselves used by God as instruments of righteousness amongst humanity. Lord God, I present myself to you as one brought from sin to life.
The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer; my God is my saving strength.(Psalm 18:1)
We need no wings to go in search of God, but have only to look upon God present within us.
St. Teresa of Jesus
Soli gloriam dei .
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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.