Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Isaiah 40:25-31 & Matthew 11:28-30
It is interesting that Christ likened himself not to a high-stepping horse, but to one of a pair of oxen … carefully and plodding, leaning into the yoke when the burden is heavy, slogging through mud and picking a way through rough terrain, making the journey one step at a time. Jesus invites each one of us to slide into the yoke beside him and see how he finds his way through life’s circumstances, promising to give power to the faint and strength to the powerless. What better way is there to align myself with the Holy Spirit of God than to take on the yoke of Jesus and follow him? Christ Jesus, I take on your yoke to learn from you. Help [my sister, my brother] take on your yoke and learn from you.
Those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles. They shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40)
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.