Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
2 Thess 2:1-17
Wars and rumours of wars, in family, in community or in the wider world, can lead to anxiety or paralysis and ultimately despair. When I sink energy and time into the possibility of disaster and allow myself to be sucked into the vortex of fear and chaos I will find no comfort and no strength. But when I meditate on the ongoing passion of Christ Jesus, and his quiet, simple and glorious resurrection, my heart can indeed be comforted. Then as I lean into the ‘next best step’ of my journey with Christ, I find His strength to make my work(s) fruitful, no matter how small they are, and my words to others, and to myself, become words of inspiration, joy and life, no matter what else is going on around us. Will I give into fear or focus on Christ? Christ Jesus, comfort my heart and strengthen me in every good work and word.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and sustain in me a willing spirit. (Psalm 51:12)
The gift of grace increases as the struggle increases.
St. Rose of Lima
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.