Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
“Chaos, guts and dust” proclaims a recent newspaper headline; In the early days of the church, Philip and the other apostles had good reason to proclaim the ‘chaos, guts and dust’ events that were occurring – the torture and death of Jesus, the persecution of the Christians, the stoning of Stephen, the unjust trials of innocent people, the murder of children. Yet when Philip was moved by the Holy Spirit and put in place to have the ear of an official of the Queen of Sheba’s court, he simply picked up on what the man was reading and explained how it pointed to the deeper reality of life: the resurrection of Jesus the Christ and the Mercy of God. Today will I proclaim chaos or mercy? Christ Jesus, help me proclaim not chaos but your mercy.
Blessed be God, because he has not rejected my prayer or removed his steadfast love from me. (Psalm 66:20)
It is better to be the child of God than king of the whole world.
St. Aloysius Gonzaga
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.