Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Hebrews 10:1-10 & Mark 3:31-35
I can spend so much time muddling through my own plans and projects, trying to fit them into what I perceive to be the will of God. ‘Is God leading me here, should I do that over there, what do you want me to do?’ I beg from a heart frightened and bound by my own morality. But really, the will of God is simply performing the mercy of God and being faithful to his new covenant with humanity, brokered by the death and resurrection of Jesus: forgiveness, redemption and healing from our collective and individual sins. When I understand this, I see every situation and relationship as an opportunity to live into the mercy and faithfulness of God, who desires my own faithfulness to his nature, which is holy and pure Light and Love and Life. Then I no longer need to spend time seeking and planning God’s will, but ‘just do it’ and apply mercy and faithfulness to God to every situation and circumstance that comes along. Today will I perform God’s will or my own? Holy Spirit, help me do the will of God.
Then I said, “As it is written of me in the scroll of the book, ‘See, God, I have come to do your will, O God.’” (Hebrews 10:7)
In the twilight of life, God will not judge us on our earthly possessions and human successes, but on how well we have loved.
St. John of the Cross
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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.