Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
When I ‘don’t know’ or ‘don’t have’ that which I perceive that I need, I question God’s faithful provision, that ‘it’ can’t be found. But it is not the finding that is the problem, or the absence of God’s provision. Rather, the problem is that I am do not actively and persistently seek, or ask, or knock, or give up altogether. Jesus confirms to his disciples in Judea – and to all of his followers through the ages –that when we actively persevere in seeking, asking and knocking that we will find the doors opened to the abundant life that comes with being in good relationship with our Abba Father, God. Today, how will I actively seek the good that I need from Father God? Christ Jesus, help me seek so that I can find.
By the tender mercy of God the dawn from on high shall break upon us, to give light to those that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death and to guide our feet into the way of peace. (Psalm Luke 1: 78-79)
What constitutes our dignity is the sacred shrine where God speaks to us to show us the way to good, and to turn us away from evil.
Jean Vanier, A Cry is Heard: My Path to Peace
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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.