Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
1 Corinthians 12:12-31
‘Many the people, many the gifts’, says a hymn. Each one of us, woman, man, child, elder, bears a unique configuration and assortment of talents and strengths - and weaknesses and character traits - that have the potential to enrich and bring healing to the world. When I try to do everything myself or complain about others, I greatly reduce the avenues of grace. But when I take time to discover and call out the attributes of others, their wondrous gifts are made ‘real’ or released to fit into the salvation and healing of God’s plan. Holy Spirit, help me real-ize the gifts of others.
I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart. (Psalm 40:8 )
We are not the sum of our weaknesses and failures; we are the sum of the Father’s love for us and our real capacity to become the image of his son Jesus.
St. John Paul II
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.