Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
2 Samuel 12:1-17 & Psalm 51
Nathan’s parable of a poor man’s pet lamb helped David see his own pitiless and unjust dealings with Uriah, Bathsheba’s husband. Understanding the sinfulness of his actions, David’s self-righteous anger, kindled by the unjust behaviour of ‘another’, became remorse and contrition when he realized that he himself had been similarly merciless to Uriah. What to do? How to get past such premeditated and unjust behaviour and foolish choices? Only within the mercy of God who creates, cleans and renews our souls can we find true inner healing, true revival and true wholeness, or holiness. Christ Jesus, renew a right spirit within me.
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your holy spirit from me. (Psalm 51:1)
Jesus woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the seas, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm.
St. Mark’s Gospel Chapter 4
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.