Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
So often I perceive the kingdom of God to be ‘up there’ or somewhere ‘out there’ in the clouds of unknowning. Jesus calls me, however, through two short metaphors to notice the kingdom of God here and now, in all of its potentiality, combined as it is with everything, everywhere, all the time. Like a mustard seed or like yeast, God’s kingdom may seem to be imperceptible, in such miniscule particles that it can be overlooked. But at the same time, it remains so full of power that it can change and grow people and circumstances in ways far beyond our imagination. Furthermore, Jesus teaches, the kingdom of God is combined in, and mixed through, all the measures of our lives. Like yeast in flour, although it appears to be inactive, over time when it is mixed with water (or ‘baptism’), it actively gives levity and substance to the ‘bread’ of our lives. Today will I realize the kingdom of God in everything, everywhere, all the time, and recognize its subtle action in my life? Christ Jesus, teach me to find the kingdom of God
The heavens declare the glory of the Lord. (Psalm 119:1)
Truth sees God, and wisdom contemplates God, and from these two comes a third, a holy and wonderful delight in God, who is love.
― Julian of Norwich, Revelations of Divine Love
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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.