Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Jesus’ disciples were hungry, and so picked heads of grain to munch on the ripened kernels from inside the husks. When the Pharisees approached him, if they had interpreted the situation with merciful hearts, instead of reaming out Jesus and his disciples for snacking on wheat berries, they could have offered them bread from their own homes. When I approach others, am I quick to judge , or am I a ‘heart with ears’, waiting to know how I can be merciful to them, in thought, word or deed? Holy Spirit, help me be slow to judge and quick to be merciful.
If today you hear God’s voice, harden not your hearts. (Psalm 95:7-8)
Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta
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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.