Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
When I am not familiar with the inner chambers of my own heart, I, like the Pharisees, try to find external clues to the existence of God. Then miracles, signs and what ‘they’ say take on more importance than the conversation God is having with me in my own spirit. No wonder Jesus answered the spiritual surfers of his day with such terseness. Writing to the Christians of the early church, St. James likened living externally to mortal sin, and encouraged his readers to look deep within their hearts for the Word of God, written as it is in the DNA of each human being. “Life! Love! Light!” our internal coding cries out, “you are designed to know and love God! Here I am. I AM is within you!”. Will I respond to the Holy Spirit of God calling out to me from within? Will I open the door to Christ’s knocking and let him come into my life, to ‘sup’ with me? Holy Spirit, help me receive and submit to your word deep in my heart.
Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, you upright in heart! (Psalm 32:11)
Our hearts are restless until they find their rest in you, O God!
Saint Augustine of Hippo
Soli ad gloriam
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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.