Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
There is always a plethora of issues to fight for – or to deliberately ignore. But Christ calls each one of his followers neither to battle nor to ignorance. Rather, we are to work merciful-ly towards justice and healing for all of Father God’s beloved human beings. How can I do that? Today will I wallow in a slough of rights and freedoms? Shall I shout ‘Desert and destroy!’ from the rooftops? Will I ride off on the wild horses of current issues to save the day? Or will I quietly listen to the words of all the lonely people and gently be present as someone expresses their anger with shouts and hot tears, bringing about justice and healing person by person, step by step with Jesus, who is God in human form who saves?
He will not cry or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street; a bruised reed he will not break; a dimly burning wick he will not quench, and he will faithfully bring forth justice. (Isaiah 42:3)
When you say, ‘Our Father...’ he has his ear right next to your lips.
St. Andre Bessette
Soli gloriam dei.
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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.