Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
The wearing away of all that this life is, is the norm. Wealth, whether physical or social or cultural, gets spent, rots, is lost to thieves or tumbling rates of value or is simply left behind when we die. If we understand that life is most valuable when it is filled with, and radiates, the light, love and faith of God, then we are in a win-win situation: as much as I decrease (and welcome Him) Christ will increase in and through my being in my own heart, and in the beings of all who notice Him within me. Christ Jesus, as I decrease, increase in and through my being.
We proclaim your death, O Lord,
And profess your resurrection,
Until you come again. ..
(Memorial Acclamation, Liturgy of Holy Eucharist)
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.