Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
In order to survive it became essential for everyone to perceive when it was time to leave their work, and sometimes their homes. It was also crucial to discern where to stay and find welcoming refuge – as well as those who were hungry to receive the Good News. As I live into my faith within the context of present society, I too must rely on the Holy Spirit’s guidance to be ‘in-formed’ when to leave a toxic workplace, an ego-fulfilling position or even a ‘comfortable pew’. Just as critical is my discernment of the Holy Spirit’s input on where to stay – which relationships to nurture and what organizations, if any, to become aligned with. My leavings and my stayings, that is, when and where I place my time and energy, give as much witness as my words to the redemption of Jesus. Christ Jesus, in-form me from within to know when to leave and where to stay.
On the day I called, you answered me, you increased my strength of soul. (Psalm 138:3 )
My thoughts will be clear; I will speak words of wisdom. I will turn my attention to proverbs and explain their meaning as I play the harp.
King David, Psalm 49:3,4
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.