Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
1 Corinthians 15:20 -23
Adoration: Christ Jesus, I belong to you ...
Intercession: Christ Jesus help N._____ to realize he/she belongs to you ...
When I am unsure of who I am, I try to find belonging in human families, work places or other organizations. Then I am subject to the whims of individuals and rules of membership that can change suddenly and leave me alone and often isolated. But when I realize that I belong to Christ Jesus through the sacrament of baptism, I have an immutable position in life that can withstand any number of changes or challenges. Then I no longer have to ‘find’ someone or something to belong to. I can rest in the surety that I belong to the family of God. Do I know to whom I belong? Christ Jesus, help me -help my spouse, my friend, my children - realize that I/they belong to you.
I was glad when they said, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!” (Luke 122:1)
Love aright and you will never be sad. Embrace God’s will and you will be filled with joy and peace.
St. Rose Philippine Duchesne
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.