Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
2 Corinthians 4:14-21
In our voraciously materialistic culture, I can quickly be drawn into the popular notion that my identity is enmeshed with what I own, making it paramount that I have enough money to continually purchase goods and services. In reality, though, all the most important things in life are free – a genuine smile, a caring conversation, a walk in a park ... and prayer. Do I truly believe that my identity is founded on Christ and that I lack nothing as I follow him? Though others think that I am poor (in intellect, in soul, in body) help me realize that I have everything in you, O Lord.
We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet are well known; as dying, and see – we are alive; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything. II Corinthians 6:8-10
What you are is God’s gift to you. What you become is your gift to God.
Hans Urs von Balthaser
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.