Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Isaiah 56: 1-7
So many injustices exist in the systems and situations of our society. It is often tempting to become caught up in making my point or clearing my name or obtaining what is my due. But fundamental to true reconciliation is first being reconciled to God so that I can live into the dignity of being his beloved [daughter] and align myself with his perspective and his ways of mercy. Then I am ready to open up dialogue with others whom I perceive to have wronged me, and become reconciled with them. Jesus taught us to ‘seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, then all these things shall be added unto you.’ When I seek constant reconciliation with God, then I am able to be reconciled with the systems and situations around me. With whom am I seeking to be reconciled – with the pundits and projects of this world, or with God? Holy Spirit, help me be primarily reconciled with God.
May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, that your way may be known upon earth, our saving power among all nations. (Psalm 67:1-2)
As we pour out our bitterness, God pours in his peace.
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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.