Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Acts 20:28-38 & John 17:11b-19
Jesus prayed, “Holy Father, protect in your name, those whom you have given me, that they may be one as we are one.” As a thinking, choosing, following disciple of Christ, it is my responsibility to actively guard myself and to protect those under my care, so that I and ‘my’ people might be one with God. Am I thinking about things that are lovely, pure and faithful, (Philippians 4:8), choosing things of God rather than of the world, the flesh and the devil, and following Christ no matter how difficult the way? Am I encouraging the people under my care to do the same? Christ Jesus, help me guard myself and your children under my care.
When the Spirit of Truth who proceeds from the Father comes, he will bear witness to me, and you also will bear witness. (John 15:26,27)
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.