Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
1 Corinthians 1:18-25 & 2 Kings 5:1-15
Without a doubt, God’s power and wisdom are very different from mine! Without my Father’s influence, I often forge ahead on my own steam, thinking, saying and doing what I think is best in any given moment, any given relationship – and often end up running aground on the shoals of pride, envy, or resentment, and etcetera. Naaman, a Syrian noble afflicted with leprosy thought he knew what power was, how to apply it, and how to benefit from it. In his own ‘wisdom’ he lashed out at Elisha’s message to wash in the Jordan seven time, using his own experiences and knowledge to as his reference point for diminishment, ridicule and rage. But a Hebrew servant, who was used to God’s surprises and disguises, gently encouraged him to look beyond his own power grid and trust the Living God’s omnipotence. Naaman was healed and found out who God is, and who he was in God’s sight. Will I cling to my own perceived powers and minimal wisdom, or will I seek God’s power and God’s wisdom to guide me through my life’s journey, to guide my being? Christ Jesus, help mem embrace God’s power and wisdom.
O send your light and your truth; let them lead me. (Psalm 43:3)
Holiness is a life-long process it is not a destination. It takes time and commitment. … There is no spiritual microwave oven. To become a saint you have to jump into the crockpot of life.
Fr. Albert Hasse, OFM, in Episode #1 of Catching Fire, Becoming Flame
See The Examen episode (#3) in the series Catching Fire, Becoming Flame by Fr. Albert Hasse, OFM
For a prayer process that helps us to find God’s power and wisdom.
Soli ad gloriam
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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.