Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Hebrews 5:7-9 & John 19:25-27
Happily following Jesus as he heals the sick, provides food for the hungry and performs miracles great and small is relatively easy. What is much harder is being obedient in suffering, as he was throughout his Ministry and Passion. Just as I was obedient to a surgeon as the tumor over my heart was removed, so Jesus was –and I need to be –obedient to the Great Physician in order that healing might be complete. Mother Mary was acquainted with great sorrows along with her Son. In the same way in my life, I will be acquainted with grief and other forms of sufferings, if I, like Mary and Christ Jesus (and Joseph), align myself with God’s will. Then I, like the Holy Family, will be ready to rejoice at the moment of new life, when the Resurrection of Jesus is again enacted, this time through my own life. Do I have the courage and fortitude to be as obedient in suffering as Jesus and his Mother? Christ Jesus, teach me your obedience in suffering.
Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God. (Psalm 31:5)
Fill up the spare moments of your life with praise and thanksgiving. This joyous discipline will help you live in the intimacy of My Presence. Sarah Young, Jesus Calling (Jan 7)
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Soli ad 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.