Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
I Peter 5: 5-14
Fear and anxiety immobilize human beings by making us freeze, submit unquestioningly or flee the challenges of life. On the other hand love, as we receive it from God, encourages us (from Latin: en=puts within; cour = heart; agere= action) and allows us to ‘fight the good fight’ and ‘run the good race’ –as did St. Paul. In the face of adversity, time and time again, St. Paul deferred to the love and true grace of God and (even with joy!) moved through and out of jails, stoning, shipwrecks, colleague conflicts ... and the list goes on. Holy Spirit, help me stand fast in the true grace of God and so cast all my anxiety on God because he cares for me.
I will sing of your steadfast love, O Lord, forever; with my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generations. (Psalm 89:1)
Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start.
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
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.