Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
When I stumble along the way, be it from distraction, from unfamiliarity with the path I am travelling, from inebriation or physical infirmity, I can become bruised and sore and may even lose my ‘way home’. Similarly I can stumble spiritually in God’s ways of truth and love due to ‘sin’, that is distraction with the cares and worries of life, a disconnect with the ways of God, inebriation with the goods of this world, or any kind of spiritual infirmity. As much as I stumble along the journey of life I can end up bruised in heart and soul, and perhaps even body, and lose my way, arriving ‘home’ quite late –or not at all. But when I walk in God’s ways, with Christ Jesus as my guide, bruises and sores are minimal and I am always able to ‘see’ the way forward. How much better it is to become familiar with God’s ways, through prayer, the study of scriptures, self discipline and spiritual exercise and then mindfully take up the journey of life walking in the footsteps of Christ Jesus. Christ Jesus, help me walk, not stumble, in your ways.
Let my steps be guided by your promise; may evil never rule me. (Psalm 118:133)
If God sends us on stony paths, he provides strong shoes.
Corrie Ten Boom
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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.