Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
1 John 3: 1-3
The compliments or complaints of others do not define my being. Rather it is the truth of who I am as a child of God, set apart as I was at my Baptism as a member of God’s family, that defines my being. As a child of God, like my Father, through the Holy Spirit at work in me, I have many divine attributes. Like Christ Jesus, I have a great capacity to be pure and holy; to create and make right; to heal and to call to life; to forgive and to love; and to point others to the Good News of the redemption of Christ Jesus, and the absolute truth of God’s mercy and light. Will I live into this inheritance? Holy Spirit, help me real-ize who I am as a child of God.
Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? Someone who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up their soul to what is false (Psalm 24:3,4)
The saints live not after the fashion of the world. The dignity of the saints is so great because they are not this world, but of the household of God.
― St. Thomas Aquinas
For an interesting meditation on welcoming God into life, see Robet Boyd Munger’s My Heart Christ’s Home, https://www.usna.edu/Navigators/_files/documents/MHCH.pdf
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Soli ad 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.