Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
We, each of us, belong to ‘family’ whether by blood or by association; at the very least each man, woman and child belongs to the family of humanity. What I do, what I say, and how I live into the gifts and challenges of my being, has a great impact on how the favour of God falls upon us collectively. Surely each one of us continually grows, just as the child Jesus did. The question is am I growing in folly and vain glory in the ways of temporal things, or am I continuing to grow in wisdom as did the Son of God who was the Son of Man? As much as I grow in wisdom the favour of God can rest upon my ‘family’ through my life’s expression. Is ‘my’ family increasing in foolhardiness or in wisdom? Holy Spirit, help me grow in wisdom that your favour might rest upon us.
O give thanks to the Lord, call on his name, make known his deeds among the peoples. (Psalm 105)
Now may Mary’s son, who came
So long ago to love us,
Lead us all with hearts aflame
Unto the joys above us.
Puer Nobis Nascitur , 15th Century Carol, v.4
A Blessed, Happy and Joyful Christmas Season
to you and your family!
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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.