Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Just as traffic circles litter our roads so points of choice litter our spiritual journeys. When I approach ‘traffic circles’ in my life circumstances, I have choices to make. I can choose to continuously drive around about the circle of fulfilling my own definition of holiness. Alternatively, I can decide to follow a path of betterment prescribed by others, by veering off to the right or to the left. Better still, though, I can steer straight ahead through the roundabouts of life and stay on the path of becoming holy to the Lord. Becoming holy to the Lord requires that I enter into the holy covenant of God and ‘steer straight’ by loving God and being loved by God with all my heart, mind, soul and strength, and so allowing the Holy Spirit to pare away the deceits, self-centredness and false motives of my own somewhat broken navigation tools. Will I become holy to myself, or to the Lord? Holy Spirit, help me be a person holy to the Lord.
I will praise you with an upright heart, when I learn your righteous ordinances. (Psalm 119)
Strengthen within our hearts the faith you have given us. Let not temptation ever quench the fire that your love has kindled within us.
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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.