Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
2 Corinthians 3:4-11
In the six decades that I have lived I have developed competencies in all kinds of things – sewing, cooking, teaching, music, computers, interpersonal relationships and so on. But what kind of competency do I have in God’s ways – of creation, of consolation, of healing, of perceiving and engaging truth in love and love in truth? As much as any disciple of Christ does develop these abilities and skills, we make present the Holy Spirit of God in our corner of the world. In the remainder of my life will I be given the develop true competency in God’s ways? Christ Jesus, help me develop competency in your ways.
Keep my steps steady according to your promise, and never let iniquity have dominion over me. (Psalm 119)
It is my belief that in our mad world where there is so much pain, rivalry, hatred, violence, inequality, and oppression, it is people who are weak, rejected, marginalized, counted as useless, who can become a source of life and of salvation for us as individuals as well as for our world.
For they call us to love, to communion, to compassion and to community.
Jean Vanier in Becoming Human
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.