Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Galatians 3: 1-5
I can easily assume that my prayers go unanswered and that God ‘doesn’t really care’. Yet when I take the time to quietly contemplate the holy elements of any situation, any relationship or any new understanding, there I can find the gentle, seemingly insignificant, workings of the Holy Spirit. Little by little the Spirit of God continuously creates new possibilities for mercy to enter into my life, if I will but open my heart to receive his gracious gifts. Only with the eyes of servant-humility am I able to perceive these works of love; only with ears attuned to my Master’s voice am I able to hear his song of holiness and healing. Christ Jesus, help me humbly acknowledge the work of your Holy Spirit.
Grant us that we, being rescued from our enemies, might serve him without fear in holiness and righteousness all our days. (The Benedictus. Luke 1:73)
Love doesn't mean doing extraordinary or heroic things. It means knowing how to do ordinary things with tenderness.”
Jean Vanier in Community and Growth
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.