Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Luke 10: 38-42
Jesus description of his friend, that Martha ‘was distracted by many things,’ precisely describes me so much of the time. I am constantly too engrossed in the day to day challenges of living that I, too, forget that the one central task of my life is to sit and listen at Jesus’ feet, while I am washing dishes, working with others or even doing paper work. When I am primarily sitting at Jesus’ feet, I am less likely to judge others, and to worry about justifying my own life in a Martha-esque way. Today will I take moments to sit at the Lord’s feet and listen to what he is saying, no matter where I am or what I am doing? Christ Jesus help me always listen to you.
You know when I sit down and rise up; you discern my thoughts from far away... (Psalm 139)
The awful fuss we sometimes make of the little unavoidable tribulations of life robs them of their fruitfulness. It turns them into occasions for self-pity or self-display, and consequently makes them useless.
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Soli ad 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.