Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
When I perceive that “God loved the world so much that he gave his only begotten Son” to rejection, torture and crucifixion by human beings that chose self-centredness over God’s love, the only appropriate response can be one of bent knee, bowed head and humbled heart. This is an image of faith. When I use my body to serve God’s will, submit my mind and all my emotions and abilities to God’s wisdom, and release my whole heart to God’s mercy, then my whole being becomes faith-full and can resonate with the harmonies of the life, light and love of the Holy Spirit of God. Will I believe in the redeeming and healing work of Christ Jesus, the work of the Holy Spirit throughout creation and within each man, woman and child, and the eternity of life in God’s kingdom? Father God, let all that is in me be born anew by your Holy Spirit.
I will not die, but instead I will live and proclaim what the Lord has done. (Psalm 118:17)
The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.
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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.