Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Hebrews 12: 18-24
Under the old agreement with Abraham and Moses, God’s relationship with humankind was full of concrete manifestations of overwhelming power: blazing fire, darkness and gloom, tempests and terrifying words. With the new covenant, brokered by the incarnation, the death, and the resurrection of Christ Jesus, we became more aware of the deep faith, hope and love that are the foundation stones of a fulfilled relationship with God, that is built with forgiveness and mercy. Represented by ‘heavenly Jerusalem’, the city of the living God, this new covenant, this new relationship with God, is more accessible, even ubiquitous, more joyous and more life-giving than the fire and brimstone encounters with the divine on mountaintops of past ages. We live in a privileged season of salvation history. Will I studiously and committedly live into this age of the covenant of Christ? Will I ponder and proclaim God’s steadfast love at all times, in all places? Holy Spirit, help me live into the fulfilled covenant of Christ Jesus.
We ponder your steadfast love, O God, in the midst of your temple. (Psalm 48:4)
Where there is no love, put love -- and you will find love..
St. John of the Cross
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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.