Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Numbers 12:1-13 &Psalm 51 & Matthew 14:22-36
When I am confident in my own self, rather than in God, I can easily fall into fake spiritual faith that leads me into serious error. Like Miriam (and Aaron), I can think so highly of myself, that I find ways for promotion, equality and my ‘rightful’ position. “Has the Lord not spoken through [me] also?” my pride says, forgetting that it is the meek, the humble, who Jesus promises will inherit the earth. I can also be so focused on myself and my own understanding, that I, like Peter walking on the water, forget to keep my eyes fixed on the Lord, and so flounder and almost drown in my own limited understanding of the challenges of life. But when I ask, the Holy Spirit of God is more than willing to clean my heart, and put a new and right spirit within me. Christ Jesus, purify the faith in my heart.
Peter cried out, “Lord, save me!” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying: “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” (Matt 14: 30, 31)
Soli ad gloriam dei
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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.