Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
We all start out within the love of God our Father. For those who are baptized or confirmed, we have the added stamp of the family pressed into our souls; each of us started out in the nearer presence of God. But as life happens and other relationships and loves unfold, it is easy to turn away from our Father, ‘just for a while’, we say – and then find ourselves far from our Father’s presence and caught up with all kinds of schemes of the world, the flesh, and the devil. Just as with the Israelites of old, we can imagine our Father in heaven, waiting for us to return to him from all the highways and byways of the world, longing to enfold us with his love and his mercy. Will we come back to our Father God? Will I come back to my Abba, Father, with all my heart, my mind, my soul, and my strength? Father God, I come back to you with all my heart.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation. (Psalm 51)
To love God is something greater than to know him.
St. Thomas Acquinas
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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.