Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Whether an event is big or small, when I choose anger over peace, insult over affirmation, dismissal of someone over their instrinsic sanctity as a child of the Creator, I offend the laws of the Holy Spsirit of God. Jesus teaches that reconciliation is the antidote to conflict in any of its forms. Choosing to ‘come to terms quickly’ with anyone who is accusing me of anything, whether true or not, can take a great deal of time and healing work. But according to Jesus, it is worth the effort; it prevents prolonged condemnation –either temporal or eternal. Who do I need to ‘come to terms with’ today? Christ Jesus teach me how to be faithful to the laws of God.
The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. I keep the lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. (Psalm 16:5,6)
Love is the strongest force in the world, and when it is blocked that means pain. There are two things we can do when this happens. We can kill that love so that it stops hurting. But then of course part of us dies, too. Or we can ask God to open up another route for that love to travel.”
Corrie Ten Boom
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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.