Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
John 15:1-8 & 14:21-26
Christ Jesus, help me remain in your word and so bear much fruit...
Remaining in Christ’s word results in bearing much fruit. This is the message of Christ’s claim that he is the Vine and we are the branches. Remaining in Christ means that I seek nourishment only from Him. When I seek to ‘feed in my heart’ on human fame or success, knowledge, material possessions, on my own talents or on the talents of others, I can quickly become ill in mind, soul and even strength. But as much as I allow Christ’s word to flow from scriptures, from nature, and even from human nature, that much I become nourished and strengthened to produce the fruits of love, joy, peace, hopefulness, faithfulness, patience and long suffering in this life that I have been given, in the lives of others around me and in all of creation where I live, and move and have my being. In the morning when I awaken and throughout each day, what are the words that quicken me to life and fruitfulness? Christ Jesus, by your Holy Spirit, help me remain in your word and so bear much fruit.
I will sing of your steadfast love, O Lord, forever; with my mouth I will proclaim your steadfast love to all generations. (Psalm 89:1)
We do not detach ourselves from things in order to attach ourselves to God, but rather we become detached from ourselves in order to see and use all things in and for God.
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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.