Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
God’s way of dealing with ‘giants’ is often simple and unassuming. David, relying on God’s will being accomplished, used a rawhide sling and a smooth pebble to fell Goliath –when he tipped back his head to ridicule the shepherd boy. When I face the giants of tangled relationships, knotted circumstances or huge barriers to good and just outcomes, I need to check into God’s ways. Will I rely on the high powered rifles of sharp rhetoric, the armour of sagely controlled relationships, highly crafted human strategies, and my favourite tools of destruction? Or will I instead pick up my rawhide sling of faith and choose ‘five small pebbles’ that are simple words of kindness, empathy and prayer inspired by the Holy Spirit of God? Lord God, teach me how to overcome the giants in my life.
The Lord does not save by sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord’s. (1 Samuel 17:47)
It is people who are important, not the masses.
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.