Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Seventh day of Christmas
John 1: 1-18
“What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. …” What is the darkness in [my] life today, as 2015 opens before [me] ? Where is Jesus, the light of the world, shining in this darkness?
Christ Jesus, come be the light in my life!
From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. (John 1 )
Of the Father’s love begotten,
Ere the world began to be,
He is Alpha and Omega,
He the Source, the Ending He.
Of the things that are that have been,
And that future years shall see,
Evermore and evermore.
O that birth forever blessed!
When the Virgin, full of grace,
By the Holy Ghost conceiving
Bare the Saviour of our race,
And the Babe, the world’s Redeemer,
First revealed his sacred face,
Evermore and evermore. (Prudentius AD 348-413 tr. JMN1861)
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.