Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Isaiah 1: 10 - 31
Repentance is not as much a simple action, but rather a series of steps designed to bring us into closer relationship with Father God. First I need to stop denying the sinfulness of my words or actions. Then I must stop blaming others for the evil that I have done myself, and cease justifying and minimizing my sins, and maximizing any good I consider myself to have accomplished. Finally, when I am ‘willing and obedient’, I am ready to bring my sins, along with any of the evil tentacles they have developed, to the cross of Christ Jesus, to have them dealt with, and have my soul washed clean of them. What evil have I been engaged in that I need to stop doing? What good do I need to learn to do? What do I need to leave at the foot of the cross of Christ? Holy Spirit, help me cease to do evil and learn to do good.
Those who bring thanksgiving as their sacrifice honour me; to those who go the right way I will show the salvation of God. (Psalm 50:23)
God doesn’t require us to succeed; he only requires that we try.
Blessed Mother Teresa
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.