Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Genesis 6:5-10 & Mark 8:14-21
Even an old loaf of bread left in the warmth and humidity of the disciples’ boat became an object lesson for Jesus. Doubtlessly smelling the acrid alcohol scent of over-fermented yeast bread, Jesus strongly warned his disciples, “Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod” – that which inebriates us into the stupor of our own self-centred ideologies and passions. This same sin, that is, separation from our identity in God, was the cause of the Lord’s anger towards the people of Noah’s time as well. Holy Spirit, help me, like Jesus, and Noah, and all the saints, live to find favour, not in the world and the flesh, but in the sight of the Lord.
Turn my heart to do your will; teach me your law, O God. (Psalm 119)
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.