Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Down through the ages it has been a constant problem: individuals taking ‘control’ of their own faith and subsequently losing reverence for God and the life he has given us as his beloved children, made in his image. It is our Creator-Father God who alone is worthy of deep and continuous reverence. When I reverence God continuously, by devoting my faith, hope and love to my Creator, then by extension, I reverence life itself, and humbly serve other human beings and the flora and fauna of the earth, as much as I am able. Then the issues and travesties of our present society fade into the background and I realize that I am fulfilling my role in creation – to praise and magnify God forever. Who or what am I really reverencing with my life? Holy Spirit, help me reverence God continuously.
Happy are they who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers; but their delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law they meditate day and night. (Psalm 1:1)
It’s hard to stumble when you are on your knees.
From a sign outside a church
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.