Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
With such a rich and complex society around us, all kinds of issues and projects, new ideas and trends are constantly vying for our attention. It is easy to feel that we are constantly riding the waves of human activity or being knocked down by the winds of change. Either way, it is difficult to stand firm for any length of time. But when I look to Jesus, or St. Paul, and notice how they were both jostled by the crowds and dragged out to the edge of town for stoning, I notice how they stood firm in their faith and their hope in the love of God. Their example allows me to stand firm rooted and grounded in the Lord, no matter what other forces are at work. Holy Spirit, help me to stand firm in the Lord at all times, and in all circumstances.
The Lord is my light and my salvation. (Psalm 27:1)
(S)He who wants to learn true humility should reflect upon the Passion of Jesus.
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.