Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Acts 8: 26-40
The Apostle Philip was sent by the Holy Spirit to a lonely road to proclaim the Good News, to whom he was not sure. He simply and obediently set out open to whatever and whomever God had in mind. In these days when we are ‘locked down’, the Holy Spirit is still prompting his people to go where he is sending us to whomever he places before us – to write an email, connect with someone by Facebook, make a phone call, have a distanced conversation outside, or write a letter or a greeting card. And always, we are being called to respond to that person’s reality, as Philip did with the Ethopian court official, and proclaim the Good News of the Life, Light, and Love of Christ Jesus. We don’t need to wait to be selected by a religious community or commissioned by a church. Like Philip we need only be open to the prompting of the Holy Spirit of God to be sent to Proclaim the Gospel of the Living God to someone God has in mind. Will I go where I am sent to proclaim the Good News? Holy Spirit of God, help me go where you send me.
Let the sound of his praise be heard, who has kept us among the living, and has not let our feet slip. (Psalm 66:8-9)
Preach the Gospel at all times, using words only when necessary.
St. Francis of Assisi
Soli ad gloriam
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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.