Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Acts 3:11-26 & Luke 24:35-48
Sometimes when I encounter bumps in the road or ruts in the mud of life, I forget that these are passing features of life’s journey. Then, like the disciples of Jesus, the week after his resurrection, I can sink quickly into fear or sadness. But Jesus is as near as a prayer. Just a few weeks later, Peter, the man who had betrayed his Master at the trial, was standing before a crowd confidently encouraging them – and us: “Repent therefore, and turn to God so that your sins may be wiped out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.” Christ Jesus, refresh me in your newness of life.
This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad. (Psalm 1118)
Christ is risen, and life reigns.
St. John Chrysostom
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.