Acts 6:8-15 & Psalm 119 & John 6, 22-29
Gaining the power to perform the works of God does not depend on diplomas or skill sets or even life experiences. Rather, to become like Stephen, the first martyr of the Church who was “full of grace and power [and] did great wonders and signs among the people”, the only prerequisite is belief in our Lord Jesus Christ – believing so much in His saving grace that I spend time with Him in prayer, meditate on his Word in scripture, and look for his beloved Spirit in the faces of all I meet. Then I am able to extend the incredible power of his Truth and Love into the world around me. Christ Jesus, help me do the work of God by believing in you.
Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wondrous works. (Psalm 119)
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.