Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Luke 19, 41-44
At twelve, when Jesus had stayed back in the Temple, the elders who were gathered around him when his parents found him ‘in his Father’s house’, clearly recognized God’s spirit dwelling strongly within him. Twenty years later, when Jesus had taken up his ministry of healing and teaching the Good News of the kingdom of God, the Temple had become oblivious, and even reactive, to the Son of Man who was the Son of God. Some common folk gathered around the ‘country’ preacher from up north, recognizing the Love and Truth that Jesus lived and proclaimed but the Sadducees and Pharisees, Priests and Elders of the Temple found him bothersome, and were outraged when he cleaned up his Father’s House by literally clearing the outer court of the Temple of money, product and stalls by overthrowing tables, smashing cages and using a whip to rid the area of animals and vendors alike. Where am I in the ‘Jerusalem’ of today? Am I oblivious to God present, to the Jesus moving through every scene and scenario of my life? Or do I recognize Holy Spirit of Christ Jesus present, always sitting, walking and standing with me in his good time, which is eternity? Christ Jesus, help me recognize your time of visitation.
If today you hear God’s voice, harden not your heart! (Psalm 95:8)
In everything, whether it is a thing sensed or a thing known, God himself is hidden within.
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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.