Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Exodus 3:1-7, 9-12
As Pope Francis says, we are meant to be ‘the best version of ourselves’. Unfortunately, as human beings we are drawn down into the Pit of the unfruitfulness and brokenness of our own limitations, through pride, lust, despair, jealously, greed and any number of other sinful “wildcards”. Then, when God speaks to us from the ‘burning bushes’ of challenging events in our lives, we fail to turn aside to spend time with Him, let alone ‘take off our sandals’ and in our bare humility listen to His voice. However, I can choose to take time to reflect on the words He is breathing into my heart through the difficulties I face in life. Then I am given the truth, the love and the courage to put my best foot forward on my journey, in the footsteps of Jesus Christ, my Redeemer. Lord God, redeem my life from the Pit. Lord God, redeem the lives of N. ____ , N _____ and N ____ from the Pit!
It is the Lord who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, redeems your life from the Pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good as long as you live, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. (Psalm 103:3,4,5)
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.