Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
When I consider fasting from food or drink, excuses arise: I can’t really do it health-wise; it’s not convenient today; it won’t make much difference in the whole scheme of things. Interestingly, these are the same excuses I come up with to avoid fasting (from my own busyness) into acts of mercy: It’s not really healthy psychologically to visit prisoners; I don’t really have time to visit the sick or become involved with the oppressed, and surely taking time to talk to a homeless person can’t really change things for them or me. Am I prepared to learn from Jesus about mercy? Today what is Christ Jesus teaching me about extending his mercy to others? Christ Jesus, teach me about your fast of mercy.
Help make me know your ways, teach me your paths. (Psalm 2:4)
Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house.
Blessed Mother Teresa
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.