Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
Looking at the ‘saints’ of God down through the ages, it is clear that self-discipline and self-control are required for a life of true holiness and abundant in-filling of the Holy Spirit. Although society would have us think otherwise, fulfilling our passions, desires and hungers is not a health-full goal of life. Rather, living into holiness, that is whole-ness, and honouring the dignity of myself and of others as dwelling places of the Holy Spirit of God, brings life to body, mind, soul and spirit. Christ Jesus, help me control my own body in holiness and honour, that I might be connected well with You and all of creation, especially my ‘neighbours’.
Light shines forth for the just and joy for the upright in heart. (Psalm 97:11)
Soli ad gloriam dei
You have made us, Lord, for yourself, and our heart shall find no rest until it rests in you. Saint Augustine of Hippo
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.