There are many ways I am decreasing: In body, as I age; In mind, as there are more and more ‘open files on the desktop’ of my mind; In my quest for esteem from the world, and the flesh; And in spirit as I become more aware of who Christ Jesus really is. Will I spend my time stressing over these decreasing capacities, or will I welcome this opportunity to allow God to increase his love and truth in my soul? Christ Jesus, increase within me, as I myself decrease.
For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O Lord, from my youth. (Psalm 71:5)
Soli ad gloriam dei
You have made us, Lord, for yourself, and our heart shall find no rest until it rests in you. Saint Augustine of Hippo
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.