Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
When a little child smiles at a complete stranger, it can have a profound and healing effect on a lonely or grief-stricken adult. Jesus invites us to become unassuming (and welcoming) like little children and even says that we, as adults, cannot enter the kingdom of heaven unless we become child-like. When I meet another ‘child’ be they 9 months, 9 years or 99 years old, how welcoming am I? Do I ever stop to consider that I am in the presence of the angels around others, who continually see the face of Jesus’ Father in heaven? How can I be as welcoming as Jesus when he called children to come to him? Christ Jesus, teach me how to be truly welcoming.
You who live in the shelter of the Most High... he will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge... The Lord will command his angels to guard you in all your ways. (Psalm 91:1,4,11)
Do things for people not because of who they are or for what they can give you in return, but because of who you are.
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.