Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Despite others’ minimization, misunderstanding and mistrust, Jesus continued to work with his Father during his time on earth for the redemption of the world. Nothing surprised him, although the abject and continual disbelief of the crowds in general, and the Pharisees in particular, grieved him deeply. No matter how much blow-back he received, Jesus continued to proclaim the Good News, heal the sick, release the prisoners, raise the dead and love each man, woman and child who was before him. As a follower of Jesus, I am called to continually work with, not against, our Abba Father, in his ways of redeeming the world, especially through the passion, death and resurrection of his Son. Even when I am minimized, misunderstood, and mistrusted in my living work, I, like Jesus, can continue to work with God. Am I so committed to God the Father, Christ Jesus his Son and the Holy Spirit that I will continually work to proclaim the Good News, heal the sick, release the prisoners and raise the dead with Him? Father God, help me to continually work with you as you redeem humankind.
The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. (Psalm 145:18)
Live in holy joy and fly from anything that would dissipate your spirit.St. Paul of the Cross
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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.