Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Matthew 9: 9-13
Jesus did not consider common things like having a job collecting taxes or being a sinner of any other kind to be extraordinary in any way - bad, or good. These common folk – the tax collectors and sinners – were simply people honestly welcoming the mercy that Jesus offered, unlike the privileged class members who felt that their accomplishments or social status somehow made them extraordinary human beings with no need of common place mercy, from Jesus or from anyone else. Jesus found a sacred space in the heart of everyone he encountered, especially in those who considered themselves most in need of God’s mercy. Am I looking for the sacred in the ordinary, or only in the extraordinary? Holy Spirit, help me find the sacred in the ordinary.
Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually. (Psalm 105:4)
With God, every moment is the moment of beginning again... Faith walks simply, childlike, between the darkness of human life and the hope of what is to come.
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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.