Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
We all know that practicing faith, hope and love in human relationships produces more peaceful interactions. But do we realize the importance of faith, hope and love in living into our full identity as a beloved daughter or son of God? These things that make for peace are mysterious, and in their mystery are so large that they cannot be easily picked up and carried along with all the other possessions we carry along with us in our lives. They cannot be done, but are absorbed, cultivated, and spoken of, and so we become them; and so we real-ize them. In this way we are able to align ourselves with our true dignity, the ‘Designer’s’ version of ourselves. Today will I nurture faith, hope and love with all individuals I meet, and with God? Christ Jesus, help me recognize the things that make for peace.
The Lord takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with victory. (Psalm 149:4)
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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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.