Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
king of the challenges of ‘end times, Jesus not only referenced celestial and environmental disasters what will be, but he also warned us about the societal ills that would fall on humanity. Jesus’ counsel to his disciples, to us as we face such calamities? Don’t fall into the psycho-social traps of frenetic activity, addictions and anxiety! He says, “Be on guard so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of this life, and that day catch you unexpectedly, like a trap. For it will come upon all who live on the face of the earth.” I can expect extraordinary catastrophes of all kinds to befall humankind in my life time. Will I respond by prayerfully standing up, or will I entangle myself in frenzied activity? Will I keep alert and steadfastly proclaim God’s mercy to myself and others, or drown my emotions in ‘fun’, drugs, alcohol, or other addictions? Will I pray without ceasing, or cave in under the weight of a myriad of worries? Christ Jesus, free me from the traps of frenzied activity, drunkenness and worries of this life.
Let the hearts that seek the Lord rejoice; turn to the Lord and his strength; constantly seek his face. (Psalm 105:3,4)
If the devil cannot make us bad, he will make us busy .
Corrie Ten Boom
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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.