Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
By the grace born into my being by God, I ‘can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” But at any given season of my life, I am not called to do everything. I am called to fulfill the responsibilities of one or two roles that are near at hand in my life, and to lead a life worthy of those callings. When I am engaged in the calling God has truly called me to then with prayer in general, and lectio divina in particular, I can fulfill that role ‘with all humility, and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.’ Then, like Christ Jesus, who showed us this perfect way of doing God’s will, I will contribute to, rather than break down, the kingdom of God. What is the calling to which I am called? Am I leading a life worthy of that holy calling? Christ Jesus, help me grow up into the fullness of your love.
Let your steadfast love be upon us, even as we hope in you.(Psalm 33:22)
I yield to you my entire liberty, O Lord. Take my memory, my intellect and my will. All that I am and have come from you. I give it all back to you to stand under only your will. Your love and your mercy are enoughfor me. I ask for nothing more.
St. Ignatius of Loyola. Sucipe
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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.