Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
On hot summer days flowers wilt, particularly without the benefit of a good watering. So it is for us. When human beings are exposed to the heat of daily life with its pushes and pulls from the profanity of secularism and other forms of godlessness, we easily wilt in mind, body and spirit. When I am parched and weakened by the challenges of life, what am I to seek? More comfort, a different diet, and much activity or companionship? In the ‘heat of the moment’ or the draught of overwhelming circumstances, I need to seek the shade of God’s immutable Presence and the water of his abundant Grace. Then, no matter when, or how, or where, I find God, I am revived in heart, mind, soul, and strength. How dry am I these days? Will I seek God’s mercy and goodness? Christ Jesus, help me seek God, that I might be revived.
As for me, my prayer is to you, O Lord... I am lowly and in pain; let your salvation, O God, protect me. (Psalm 69:13, 29)
We’ve been wired for God, and God is love.
Archbishop Robert Barron
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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.