Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
As beloved daughters and sons of God, we are called to a life of righteousness. Jesus manifested righteousness just as much by his suffering as by his ministry. By raising the dead, feeding the crowds and teaching people who came to him for healing Jesus clearly demonstrated the righteousness of God. So, too, as he suffered torture and insult in the Way of the Cross, our Lord manifested in his body and soul the unspoken righteousness, or holiness, of God. Am I prepared to similarly manifest the righteousness of God when I am mistreated or even strung up on an unrighteous cross? Christ Jesus, help my life manifest your righteousness.
In you, O Lord, I take refuge; let me never be put to shame. (Psalm 71:1)
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
The Beatitudes, Christ Jesus quoted in Matthew 5
Soli 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.