Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Luke 19: 1-10
Like Zacchaeus we all ‘fall short’ of connecting level on level with Christ Jesus, if not in physical, then in spiritual, stature. So I, too, thinking that I’ll get a better view of life, climb ‘trees’ – trees of arrogance, advocacy, false alignment and perhaps even brilliance. Then Jesus comes to me, just as he did to Zacchaeus. He stands on the ground, looks up at me sitting precariously on the branches of my chosen vantage point and says, “Come down out of there, because today I must stay in your house.” Today will I remain ‘up the tree’ or will I come down out of my own loftiness to welcome and serve Jesus with my life, face to face, moment by moment, always grounded in his love and truth? Help me come down out of my tree to welcome you, Christ Jesus.
The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple. (Psalm 119)
In every generations wisdom passes into holy souls and makes them friends of God, and prophets...
The Book of Wisdom 7:27
Soli 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.