Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
The only certainty of life is its uncertainty. Crises of health, home and heart can come at anytime, in any season of life. What is my response to these ‘trauma’s’ to be? Jephthah’s daughter, who became suddenly aware that she was to die shows us how to ‘do crisis’. Instead of pleading with her father for her life or descending into despair, she requested time to be left alone, to go and wander in the mountains with her friends, to grieve her impending death. This time of reflection helped her to become reconciled and at peace with the end of her earthly existence and allowed her to align herself with God’s perspective of life. When I am in crisis, what will I do? God, have mercy on me, a sinner.
You give enough and satisfy the needs of all. (Psalm 145:16)
The reason angels can fly is because they take themselves lightly.
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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.