Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Ephesians 3: 13 - 21
How can I know the love of Christ? Only as I live into the extraordinary love of Christ can I intimately know the love that Christ Jesus used as his ‘operating system’. The Love of Christ strengthened Jesus to teach and to work tirelessly with the crowds who constantly brought him their queries and their quandaries, their sicknesses, their anguish, and their injustices and sins, for His healing touch. The love of God motivated Christ Jesus to live on this earth very lightly, turning away from riches and power to embrace the humility, the challenges and the heartaches of his own life. And it was the Love of God operating in Christ Jesus that strengthened him to walk into Jerusalem, to face the torture that awaited him, and transform it into the Passion of our Lord that allowed him to broker our salvation by being crucified. It is this all-consuming, courageous, and persevering love that can transform me – from being a tired, tiresome and weak-kneed follower of “Jesus’ teachings” into a true disciple of Christ Jesus, fired by the Love of the Holy Spirit of God. Will I have the strength to understand – and to love with – the love of Christ? Holy Spirit of God empower me to know the love of Christ.
Blessed Be the Lord, my rock, my steadfast love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield in whom I take refuge. (Psalm 144:1)
That same power that raised Jesus from the dead is living in you…
St. Paul’s to the Romans, 8:11
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Soli ad gloriam Dei
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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.