Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
It is horrendous! The Son of God, come to speak mercy and faithfulness into humanity, to heal the broken-hearted and to release captives, himself being taken captive by human kind, exposed to heart-breaking rejection, being put to death on a cross! And yet this atrocity, more barbaric than the sacrificial death of any lamb, -brokered through Christ’s mercy and faithfulness to God –released people who sin, past, present, and future, from the unavoidable and relentless finality of the gates of hell. Do I real-ize the implication of Christ’s passion and death with my life? With every day that I live, move, and have my being, will I consider that Christ Jesus once and for all broke the downward centripetal force of sin, allowing me to live into divine mercy and faithfulness, and by my own peaceful (redeemed) death enter into God’s nearer presence? Christ Jesus, save me by your death, once offered for all.
O sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvellous things. (Psalm 98:1)
In the inner stillness where meditation leads, the Spirit secretly anoints the soul and heals our deepest wounds.
St. John of the Cross
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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.