Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
There are so many things to love these days, not only possessions, but also ideologies, issues, plans, projects and popular societal trends. I can so easily fall in love with a particular kind of music, an activity or even a person, place or thing that fascinates me. Then the people in my life, and more importantly the Holy Spirit of God take second place in my agenda, and are often ignored altogether. God’s plan for us as his children is a relationship with daily, if not continuous, connections built in. Conversations or mindful silences between us and small services to the other all are signs of love reaching from God’s heart to mine and back again and then flowing out to others in my family, my community and the world at large.. Will I give God and the people in my life the leftovers of my time and energy, or will I primarily give all my energies of heart, mind, soul and strength to God, and to loving others? Holy Spirit, help me love God and others before all things.
I love you, O Lord, my strength (Psalm 13:1)
Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
Saint Mother Teresa
Soli ad gloriam
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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.