Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Romans 12: 9-16 & Luke 1:39-56
There are so many people to be saved, including myself. But no matter how many books I give [them] to read, how much wisdom I impart in counselling [them] or how often I support [them], nothing –but the love of Christ –has power to save [them]. Christ’s love goes beyond the language of books and counsel or the currencies of ‘support’. It permeates all and has the power to order and restore human cells as well as human minds and souls. “[Through your being]”, Paul tells the Romans, let your love [ie God’s love flowing through you] be genuine.” As much as I can let God’s love and mercy flow through me to others, I make way for my loved ones to be saved. Christ Jesus, save me by your love. Christ Jesus, save my son, my daughter, my friend, my grandchild ... with your love .
The love of God has been poured into our hearts through the Spirit of God dwelling within us. (Romans 5:5)
To be saints is not a privilege for the few, but a vocation for everyone.
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.