Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
It is easy to clothe myself with the fad of the day. ‘Justice!’ might be my cry. Or perhaps I choose the habit of peace and beauty, thinking that this is how I want to present myself to others. In his letter to the Galatians, however, St. Paul points out that as a baptized person, my clothing, the persona I ‘put on’ and become, is to be no more and no less than Christ Jesus. Am I prepared to clothe myself in Christ the incarnate Son of God? Will I wear the habit of Christ, minister of the Good News? Will I put on Christ the suffering servant? With I clothe myself with Christ, resurrected and glorified? Holy Spirit, help me clothe myself with Christ.
Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. (Psalm 105: 3)
I have what God wished me to have, and I want no more.
St. Germaine Cousin
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.