Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Slowly, day by day, year by year I shape my being by the choices I make. Choices born of pride, self-centredness or fear chip away at the holiness – the whole-ness – of God’s design for me. But choices born of faith, hope and mercy nurture, restore, and align my being to the heart of the One in whose image I am created. At any given moment of my life, will I be found to be a woman [a man] after God’s own heart? Holy Spirit of God, help me be found to be a woman [man] after your heart.
My faithfulness and steadfast love shall be with him; and in my name his Name shall be exalted. (Psalm 89)
Saints are always ready to exchange the quiet of contemplation for works of mercy as soon as they perceive in their heart the invitation of Christ.
St. Anthony of Padua
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.