Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
_Romans 12: 5 – 16, Psalm 131 & Luke 14:15-24
A child resting peacefully on its parent’s knee, and a guest feasting at table with the Lord – both of these images portray the true contentment and peace designed by God for humankind. Unfortunately with all of the pushes and pulls of present life styles, it is not easy to find my way, either to the knees of Father God, or to the banquet hall of Christ Jesus. But when I deliberately make my connection with God a priority, and other relationships, plans and ambitions are given second place, I am able to find my way into the arms of God and my place at the Lord’s table. There I find true contentment and pure peace. It is then that St. Paul’s list of worthy pursuits listed in Romans 12 can flow from my being and I am able to overcome evil with good. Christ Jesus, lead me to true contentment and peace.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God –what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2)
May my life be a continual prayer, a long act of love. Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity
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.