Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Matthew 15; 29-37
Christ Jesus, I bring the broken and the hungry into your presence ...
We are told by Luke that in a blessed ‘three days’ by the Sea of Galilee Jesus healed many and fed a multitude. Healing lameness and blindness, or brokenness of any kind (mental, spiritual, physical), is beyond me. Similarly, I can do little to feed all the hungry within my community, let alone the world. But I can do ‘little’. I can help the broken and the ill with my prayers and active words to arrive at the feet of Jesus so that He can heal them. And I can align myself with Christ to be available as his hands, his feet, his servant, ready to distribute to the hungry whatever Jesus gives me to give away in His name. Today, whose life is Jesus touching through me? Christ Jesus, I bring the broken and the hungry into your presence.
He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake. (Psalm 23)
The important thing is not to think much but to love much and so do that which best stirs you to love. Love is not great delight but desire to please God in everything.
St. Teresa of Avila
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.