Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Left to my own devices, I see all relationships, actions and opportunities in terms of self-reference, self-enhancement and self-advancement. But Jesus, through his passion and resurrection transformed human existence forever. He calls me to his new terms of reference – self-giving compassion, the enhancement of others, and the advancement of humanity toward the true peace and justice of the kingdom of God. Living into Jesus’ call, I am able to exchange my old cocoon of self-centredness for the wings of new creation in Christ. Christ Jesus, help me live no longer for myself, but for you.
Bless the Lord who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the Pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy. (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.