Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
What is ruling [my] heart today? Overwhelming grief, anxious anticipation, impatience to accomplish tasks, strained finances, bitterness over broken relationships, inordinate passions, plans and projects –all vie for my heart’s focus. Will I let these tyrannies of the present rule my heart, and so my being, or will I welcome the peace of Christ, full as it is of continuing forgiveness, active mercy and trust in a Father’s wisdom and care? Christ Jesus, let your peace rule my heart.
My soul is thirsting for God, for the living God. (Psalm 42)
Soli ad gloriam dei
“We cannot be saved by seeking only our own individual salvation. We need to look first to the good of others.”
St. John Chrysostom
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.