Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Without God’s mercy, it is a quagmire out there. Resentments, relativism, disrespect of persons, scenarios of revenge - all of these major ‘sins’ of humanity pale compared to what St. Paul identifies: I can will what is right, but I cannot do it. For I do not the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do. The mercy of Christ Jesus restores sight and hearing, life and love. It can also heal memories, rightly order the mind and lead our will to match God’s. Where do I need the mercy of God in my life today? Christ Jesus, let your mercy come to me, that I might live.
The Lord is the strength of his people, a saving refuge for the one he has anointed. (Psalm 28:8)
Let us do all things with the conviction that God dwells in us.
Saint Ignatius of Antioch
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.