Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Given the psycho-social-emotional and spiritual make up of human beings, it is easy to be ‘full of’ all kinds of things: anger, bitterness, happiness, one’s self, an issue or a cause, pride, work or any possessions or tasks that come our way. St. Paul commends the Romans for being full of goodness. Goodness, like fullness, comes in many varieties, but true goodness grows from the ‘goodness’ that is the loveliness and rightness of God. What am I ‘full of’ today? Am I drawing on the life, light and love of God to fill my heart, mind, soul and strength? Christ Jesus, help me be full of goodness.
O sing to the Lord a new song. (Psalm 98:1)
Be sure that you first preach by the way you live. If you do not, people will notice that you say one thing but live otherwise.
St. Charles Borromeo
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.