Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
1 Timothy 6: 2-12
Waves on a beach can be enjoyed and marvelled at, but cannot be embraced. Waves and even shorelines (boundaries) are passing compared to the whole ocean of water that is relatively ‘eternal’. Jesus challenges me, as he did the people of his day, to seek and to see the big picture of human existence. The eternal elements of this world take a life time to discover: the love we bear for one another; the faith that allows us to ‘hope in things unseen’, that is, the created truths and mysteries of things that have form; and the purity of God’s true light, joy, beauty and mercy, those hidden mysteries of God with and in us. What eternal things can I discover and embrace today? Am I prepared to dive into things that are eternal and be immersed, and held up, by them? Holy Spirit, help me embrace the eternal, rather than the passing, things of this life.
Why should I fear in times of trouble? (Psalm 49: 5)
Let us have no desire to choose our own path, but walk in those which God may be pleased to present to us. St. Vincent de Paul
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.