Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
God, through your Spirit dwelling in me, help my body be used for your purposes...
Under the direction of the Holy Spirit, our bodies have the potential to dance the joy of life, walk in peace through paths of adversity and beauty, challenge and diversity, and to gently reach out in love and God’s mercy to others. Our bodies – aka ‘the clothes our bodies wear so we can recognize one another - are indeed designed to be temples of the Holy Spirit of God. Unfortunately, when we ignore the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in these bodies of our, we can quickly become death driven… giving into acedia, vengeful acts of word or deed, spurred on by anger, or acts of lust and passion. Addictions, diseases of many kinds and murderous deeds that enslave and imprison our souls often grip our beings as much as we turn our backs on the gentle and whole-y, the holy, promptings of the Spirit of God. Will I listen to the Spirit of God speaking peace and mercy into my heart and mind, or will I insist on going my own way and using my body for my own purposes and passions? God, through your Sprit dwelling in me, help my body be used for your purposes.
Our God is a God of salvation, and to God, the Lord, belongs escape from death. (Psalm 68:)
Do not spend your energies on things that generate worry, anxiety and anguish. Only one thing is necessary: lift up your spirit and love God.
St. Pius of Pietrelcina
Soli ad gloriam
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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.