Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Jesus continually did what his Father was doing in the world. “Whatever the Father does, the Son does likewise.” This was his strength and this was his downfall. Doing what the Father was doing in the world -things like graciousness, mercy, faithfulness, compassion, upholding, raising up, being just and kind and staying connected -led this led to Christ’s friction with both the religious and political powers of first century Judea –and his death by crucifixion. Christ calls us to do the same, to follow his ‘Abba’, his Dad, in all of his activities, works and projects. Like sons or daughters working with their parents to learn their roles and to find out how to be a responsible adult, so we need to do what the Father is doing, as Jesus did. In this way we can grow into full maturity and our abundant inheritance through Christ Jesus in our Father’s Kingdom. Am I connecting with and watching God to learn what he is doing and so discover what is expected of me? Christ Jesus, help me to do what the Father is doing.
The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.(Psalm 145: 18)
Without humility of heart, all other virtues by which one runs toward God seem –and are –absolutely worthless.
Blessed Angela of Foligno
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Soli ad gloriam Dei
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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.