Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
1 Corinthians 11:17–33
Waiting is meant to be a holy pursuit. When I patiently wait for a flower to unfold, a traffic light to change, or a dawdling toddler, many prayers can be raised to God and most of all I have time to be thankful. Patient waiting is similarly a holy – and a healing- activity in the context of community. When I patiently wait for others to speak, I am practising humility, any division between me and the other dissipate. When I gently wait in line for others to receive the goods of life before me, I am living into a kind of gratitude that eliminates greed and all the sin that it spawns. Am I prepared to live into the mercy of ‘holy waiting’? Holy Spirit, help me wait for others.
I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart. (Psalm 40:8 )
The most powerful weapon to conquer the devil is humility. For, as he does not know at all how to employ it, neither does he know how to defend himself from it.
St. Vincent de Paul
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.