Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
I often picture Jesus teaching his disciples as they wandered the Judean countryside, visited towns or were rowing a boat somewhere. In reality, the Gospel writers record that Jesus often sat down and called his disciples to him to teach them things. Jesus similarly calls me to come away from the flurry of activity that is life today and to sit with him, to learn from him his view and teachings on what is going on around me. Sitting with Jesus gives me opportunity to heart-fully and mindfully conduct my life, leaning on his perspective and principles of mercy and truth. Today will I take time to consult with Jesus before rushing in ‘where angels fear to tread’? Christ Jesus, help me sit and learn from you.
I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope. (Psalm 130:5)
There are at least two major tasks to human life. The first task is to build a strong container, or ‘identity’; the second is to find the contents that the container is meant to hold.
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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.