Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Acts 3:1-10 & Psalm 105
Money, possessions and even fame are commodities that easily come and go in our lives; they are in no way lasting or truly healing. The early Christians, fleeing house and home, quickly learned that it is the strength and presence of God that are the only worthwhile and truly portable possessions. Sometime after the resurrection of Jesus and the subsequent out pouring of the Holy Spirit, Peter, who had finally learned to live into the strength and continuous presence of God in their lives, ran across a lame man begging for earthly currency. The apostle’s answer to this man rings through all ages and conditions of humankind: “I have no silver or gold, but what I have I give you: in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, stand up and walk.” Peter’s true wealth, of continually seeking the strength and presence of God, not only gave the disciples of Jesus abundant life in the shadow of impending persecution, but it also blessed others with the priceless gift of wholeness. Today will I seek the true wealth of practising the presence of God? Holy Spirit of God, help me seek your strength and your presence continually.
Glory in his name; let the hearts of those who see the Lord rejoice. (Psalm 105)
“There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful, than that of a continual conversation with God; those only can comprehend it who practice and experience it. “.
Brother Lawrence. The Practise of the Presence of God
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.