Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Christ Jesus was the ‘stone that the builders rejected that became the chief cornerstone’ of human history. His resurrection from Roman crucifixion and all the mercy that has subsequently poured forth on humanity by his obedience to the love of God, belies the condemnation Jesus received from the High Priests and Sanhedrin of his day. Many building stones crop up along my life’s journey. Each hard issue, event, or relationship has the potential to be mortared into the ‘house’ of my life and to become the foundation of thought, word and action. So often it is the uncomfortable ‘stones’, or difficulties and sufferings, that are first rejected, that become - when they are transformed by the mercy and grace of God, - the strongest and most beautiful ‘building stones’ of life. Christ Jesus, help me accept the foundation stones of your choosing.
This is the Lord’s doing. It is marvellous in our eyes. (Psalm 118)
Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song!
St. John Paul II
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.