Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
God, help me become a Temple of your Holy Spirit so that rivers of life-giving water can flow out of me...
1 Corinthians 3: 9-17 & John 2:13-22
Becoming a Temple of the Holy Spirit of God requires a purging of all that is false and hateful from my being so that all that is truth and merciful might grow in and through my life. Rivers of sentiment and attitude, words and deeds, trickle out from me continuously, gathering volume and current as they radiate out from my life. When I am full of myself and all the vanities of this life, these streams of words and deeds become torrential rivers of darkness and dis-ease ‘out there’, affecting individuals and even my community. But when I allow the Lord to clean house and throw out all the clutter of my passions and the dust of acedia* that gathers in me, then trickles of kindness, peace, faith, courage and joy can seep out from my being. As they go, they flow into other lives, gathering together other works of the Holy Spirit and becoming a rivers of life-giving hope to parched souls, nurturing moisture to vulnerable works of mercy, and healing waters to all those who are crushed by the traumas and trials of life. What is trickling out of my being into the world? God, help me become a Temple of your Holy Spirit so that rivers of life-giving water can flow out from me.
Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? (1 Corinthians 3:16 )
May the mind of Christ our Saviour, Live in me from day to day,
By His love and power [informing], All I do and say.
Katie Barclay Wilkinson
& Gospel Mystery of the Day on Facebook
Soli ad gloriam Dei
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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.