Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Acts 5:17-26 & John 3: 16-21
Using simply my own resources I do not have the ability or the power to even know the ‘whole message of life’, let alone to know the right time, the life information needed by the hearer, or the clearest words to use, to tell the ‘Good News’ of the Truth and Love of God. Sometimes, though, after I have been grounded, like Peter and John, in a ‘prison’ situation of disconnection or suffering, and have learned to rely on the Holy Spirit for guidance and all that I need, then I am ready to rely on the empowerment of the Lord to be his voice. Then I am able and ready to speak to the people he has prepared to hear the ‘whole message about this life’. Holy Spirit, empower me to tell people the whole message about this life.
My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. (Psalm 34)
Soli ad 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.