Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Two months ago I buried many kinds of seeds in our garden, and now we are eating their fruits – fresh tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, kale, sweet basil, etcetera. During his life time, Jesus demonstrated how a human being can fall into the earth and die –he was rejected scorned, tortured and even crucified. This day to day ‘dying’ in a psycho-social sense bore great fruit, not only in his day, but through two millennia since. His fruits were not those commonly lauded by society. He wrote no books, did not star in films or the news, was not a noted athlete or artist, and never headed up a corporation or even an institution. Yet the fruits of his life on earth continue to transform lives and communities, and as much as they follow his teachings they thrive and save human souls from eternal darkness. How am I being called to be buried, so that my life, like Jesus Christ’s life on earth, can produce much fruit? Holy Spirit of God, give me courage to be buried that I might bear much fruit.
Happy are those who fear the Lord, who greatly delight in his commandments. (Psalm 112:1)
The glory of God is the human person fully alive.
Irenaeus of Lyons
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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.