Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Acts 18:1-8 & Romans 14:12-19
Jesus calls us not to disconnect, but to connect with one another peacefully and without judgement. In our culture today, it is so easy instead to ‘go with the flow’ to pursue fame, fortune and success, rather than to develop heartfelt and nurturing connection with each other. But when I get off the treadmill of things, and focus on the beings in my life –family, friends and acquaintances I meet along the journey of life – God’s mercy has room to flow back and forth through me, to and from others. Then I will be able to ‘sing a new song to the Lord’ with body, mind and soul. Holy Spirit of God, help me pursue what leads to peace and to building up one another.
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises. (Psalm 98)
Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.
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.