Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
I can so easily rejoice in passing things. A happy turn of events can always put a smile on my face and cause me to publicly ‘rejoice’ and ‘do the happy dance’ – a new job, a raise in pay, a ‘great deal’, or the achievement of success or fame. But no matter how significant they are nothing can compare with the over-arching redemptive work of Christ on the cross, ‘when he suffered these things’, and then entered into his glory. Rejoicing in our salvation from death, darkness and eternal separation from God that could be the curse of our free will, and our restoration into life, light and holy communion with God, this is not a passing but an everlasting cause for rejoicing, day in and day out. What will I rejoice in today? Christ Jesus, let me rejoice in our salvation.
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. (Psalm 23:5)
Well and good if all things change, O Lord God, provided I am rooted in You.
St. John of the Cross
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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.