Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
So often I am so absorbed in my own perceptions of reality that I forget my Creator’s view of my life and of the world in general. Raphael, the angel of healing, had accompanied Tobit and his son Tobias and Sarah his daughter in law through some very difficult times allowing God to perform a whole string of miracles in their lives – and even then they were startled to learn their divine companion’s true identity. Am I similarly minimizing the intervention of God in my life? Holy Spirit, help me not be slow to acknowledge God.
So now see what he has done for you; acknowledge him at the top of your voice. (Tobit 13)
As the objects of God’s love, men and women become subjects of charity, they are called to make themselves instruments of grace, so as to pour forth God’s charity and to weave networks of ‘grace’ (charis).
Benedict XVI. Caritas in Veritate
Soli 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.