Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
The future events that Jesus referred to in his ministry have become all too current in this day and age. Nations are rising against nations, there are great earthquakes, famines and plagues, not to mention floods, tsunamis, and hurricanes. Jesus, too, lived through distressing times. As a marginalized, country-preacher Jew living under Roman tyranny, he knew what it was like to be hunted down, and to live with unending trauma and insurrection. How did Jesus live through and beyond the current events of his times? By choosing to live into God’s mercy rather than giving into fear, and by keeping his focus on his Father’s face, rather than going after this hero or that scoundrel. How is Jesus walking through and beyond the atrocities of this day? Christ Jesus, help me live through and beyond current events.
Let the hearts that seek the Lord rejoice; turn to the Lord and his strength; constantly seek his face. (Psalm 105:3,4)
Truth sees God, and wisdom contemplates God, and from these two comes a third, a holy and wonderful delight in God, who is love.
― Julian of Norwich, Revelations of Divine Love
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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.