Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
It is tempting to think that I will I can find life on my own, by saying more prayers and reading more scriptures, or following a rigorous wellness plan. But what Jesus told his disciples and tells us is that he longs for a relationship with us, and to give us life. He longs that we turn to him, to consider him in spirit and in truth, and see him face to face, believing that he is who he said he is - the Son of Man who is the Son of God. He proclaimed himself the saviour of the world, who lived and died on a cross and rose again to life on earth, and then ascended into heaven to bestow upon as many as receive him, the Holy Spirit of God - that is life in all abundance. It is in having a friendship, a relationship, with Jesus, that I find life. Whenever I take time to pray and to follow Jesus, that is when I find love, and peace and joy in life, no matter what temporal tempests are swirling around and through my life. Will I look to Jesus to spend time with him, and through the Holy Spirit of Jesus find life? Christ Jesus, I come to you to have life.
Let the hearts that seek the Lord rejoice; turn to the Lord and his strength; constantly seek his face. (Psalm 104)
[Christ Jesus] what a joyous mystery is your presence within me, in that intimate sanctuary of my soul where I can always find you, even when I do not feel your presence.
St. Elizabeth of the Trinity
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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.