Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Even when he was involved in full time ministry, Jesus was a model of reverent submission – praying in the mountains alone at night, tirelessly rubbing shoulders with the crowds, and forming a rag-tag band of crude fisher-folk and other marginalized people into devout and fearless apostles of truth and love. Eventually, Jesus’ lifetime of reverent submission culminated in torture and crucifixion – and silent resurrection from death. “Although he was the Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered and having been made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who submit to him.” Am I willing to match own obedience to that of Jesus? Christ Jesus, increase my reverent submission to the will of God.
They should set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments. (Psalm 78)
Believe in truth that whatever God gives or permits is for your salvation.
St. Catherine of Sienna
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.