Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Following in the commandments, the instructions, of Jesus is the first step of abiding in the love of Jesus. Only when I am in step with Jesus through prayer, humility and obedience can I discover how to abide in the love of Christ. Then the joy of Christ can reside in the liveliness and the stillness of my heart, the same joy that was at work in Christ through his Passion and Resurrection, the same joy that is complete faith, complete hope and complete love founded and grounded on the mercy of God. Am I completely committed to abiding in the love of Christ? Am I committed to the joy of Jesus? Christ Jesus, teach me how to abide in your love to find complete joy.
This is my commandment: Love one another as I love you. (John 15:12)
Joy is prayer; joy is strength; joy is love; joy is the net of love by which you can catch souls.
St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta
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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.