Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
A fen of trees and bushes entwined with plastics and pop cans is similar to my life when it is left untended. Like the fen, I too have many parts – life-roles, experiences, abilities and memories. As the breezes and winds of life come and go and humanity walks through my ways and days, garbage is left behind, garbage that can choke and stunt growth and make life ugly as well. With the garbage of resentments, guilt, broken relationships, and pride-full endeavors strewn around, the parts, or members, of my being become dis-eased and messy, enslaved as they are to the litter of life. But, thanks be to God, I can be healed and made holy, sanctified, by welcoming the grace of Christ and ‘presenting my members as slaves to righteousness for sanctification,’ as St. Paul writes. Christ Jesus, heal and sanctify all of my being.
I count all things worthless but this: to gain Jesus Christ and to be found in him. (Philippians 3:7)
Let us do all things with the conviction that God dwells in us.
Saint Ignatius of Antioch
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.