Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Holy Spirit of God, help me listen as one who is taught...
Jesus showed us that being a teacher and a preacher – a proclaimer – of the mercy of God does not preclude being a student. Indeed our Lord, modelled by prayer a man whose ‘ear is wakened to listen as those who are taught’. If Jesus as the Son of God who was the Son of humankind spent time humbly listening to his Father, I too, all the more, need to have enough focus (and humility) to hear, receive and learn the greater wisdom of God. In this way I, like the Master, can consistently be renewed to extend the mercy of God into the world by my life and my attention. Am I open to being a student of God’s truth and love, moment by moment, again and again? Holy Spirit of God, help me listen as one who is taught.
Let hearts that seek the Lord rejoice; turn to the Lord and his strength; constantly seek his face. (Psalm 104)
You have made us for Yourself and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in You.
St. Augustine of Hippo
Soli gloriam dei.
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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.