Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Matthew 7: 21-29
Millenia of human civilizations’ rise and demise bear witness to the fact that on our own, men women and children can design nothing of eternal value. If I construct my life on human strengths alone, -on the length of my days, the width of my fame, the breadth of my knowledge, and the height of my success, and furnish my days primarily with possessions or money –then my life will collapse with any change in the weather of society or of my own soul. But when I build my life simply on the bedrock of the Word of God, firmly anchored into that rock by actions of love and truth, then my heart and soul are unshakeably eternal. Then I am able to withstand the many storms and many ‘deaths’ of life this side of the grave, and to take my place with the angels and saints in the nearer presence of God forever. Am I building my life on the bedrock of the Word of God, or on the sands of human enterprise? Holy Spirit, help me build my life on the bedrock of God’s Word.
Know that the Lord is God. He made us, we belong to him.
On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand...
Edward Mote My Hope is Built on Nothing Less
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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.