Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
John 6:16-21 & Luke 24:35-48
Absorbed by pressures of the moment, and by the need to survive, it is easy to reach out to resources all around us, without reaching up to God or into the Holy Spirit present within us from Baptism. Yet it is precisely at these times of ‘trial’ and ‘suffering’ that the present and healing power of Christ is most clearly defined. When the disciples faced stormy winds, their invitation to Christ to come into their boat resulted in an immediate safe delivery to shore; when two disciples on the way to Emmaus invited the Lord to share a meal, they immediately understood his risen presence, and joy replaced their deep grief and despair. Do I always remember to invite the Lord into the ‘tricky’ parts of my life? Christ Jesus, remind me to invite you into the challenges and crises of life.
Truly the eye of the Lord is on those who hope in his steadfast love, to deliver their souls from death, and keep them alive in famine. (Psalm 33: 18,19)
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.