Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Isaiah 1:10 -31
Through the prophet Isaiah, God addressed some disturbing social and spiritual conditions of humanity millennia ago. The words God used at that time to guide his people through difficult times are as helpful now as they were when the prophet penned them. Rather than telling people to ‘be strong and keep working away’, God told his people then, as he tells us now, to wash, clean, remove, cease, learn, seek, rescue, defend, and plead –for salvation. Will I depend on my own strength and do whatever occurs to me, or will I take these words of God to heart as I face whatever trials and tribulations come my way? Holy Spirit of God, help me be willing and obedient, to your grace at work in me.
Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name; deliver us, and forgive our sins, for your name’s sake. (Psalm 79:2)
All things are possible for one who believes,
They are less difficult for one who hopes,
They are easier for one who loves,
And they are still more easy for one who practices and perseveres in these three virtues.
Brother Lawrence. Practicing the Presence of God
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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.