Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
When I over-share the dramas of my life with others, I can lose friends and distance acquaintances. It is comforting to know that no grief of mine is too overwhelming for God. Nor is any one of my fears beyond the imagination or courage of God. Even when I rage and say and do despicable things out of deeply seated anger, God does not despise me. As God incarnate, Jesus is able to silently be-hold me and accommodate any of my deepest emotions, no matter how much I am disfigured by the evil around and within me. Do I trust Christ enough to pour out all that is in my heart to him? Christ Jesus, trusting in your mercy, help me pour out my heart like water in your presence.
You search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. (Psalm 139:3)
Faith walks simply, childlike, between the darkness of human life and the hope of what is to come.
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.