Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
The writer of the book of Wisdom notes that ‘the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God.’ To be in the hand of God, I need to choose righteous over sin. Am I being sucked into the envy, deceits and resentments of evil that lead to eternal torment, which is separation from my true inheritance as a child of God, or am I embracing the trust, the grace and the mercy of God, to live into his image, and so be held in his hand? Hold me in your hand that no torment ever touch me. Hold my son, my daughter, my spouse, my father, mother in your hand that no torment ever touch them.
My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad...The Lord is near the broken hearted, and saves the crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34: 2,18)
It is not the noise we make in our lives, or the things we see, that count, but the love with which we do the will of God.
St. John XXIII
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.