Psalm 51 & Matthew 6:1-18
For generations humankind has been turning back to God for healing, for re-creation. Through all the pushes and pulls of daily life, the ‘operating system’ that runs heart, mind, soul and strength needs cleaning up and ‘de-fragmenting’. Beginning with Ash Wednesday, the forty days of Lent provide a time of maintenance and restoration, a time of healing and re-creation, a time of renewal and righting that which is askew. It is then that I turn myself into the repair shop to allow the Lord to ‘defragment my hard-drive’. Christ Jesus, put a new and a right spirit within me.
Create in me a clean heart, O God. (Psalm 51:5)
Soli ad 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.