Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Our inheritance - through the redemption of Christ when he was born of Mary, ministered throughout his lifetime, died on the cross and rose again on the third day - is wonder-full! We receive this inheritance by adoption through our active belief in Jesus. As much as we are able with our human limitations, we are filled with the glory of God, that is our Creator’s Life, Light and Love… and ‘Laughter’, or joy. We receive the Covenants – God’s Agreements with human kind, both the Original Covenant made with the Israelites as the Chosen People of the Father, and the New Covenant brokered by Christ Jesus. We can freely listen to the patriarchs of our faith – Abraham, Moses, Isaac, and the major prophets and embrace the wealth of the ancient scriptures of the Hebrews, and the writings of the Saints throughout the ages – and claim them as our own. And, most importantly of all, we can receive the saving Grace of the Son of God who broke the fetters of sin that resigned us to hell, to raise us up to Live and Love in and through the Mercy and livliness of God; this Grace that is beyond human understanding. What can I pray for myself, when I am depressed, lonely or lost? What can I pray for my children, and other loved ones who seem to be being sucked into hell on earth and for eternity? I can always pray that I, that they, will remember who I am , who they are, so that we can live into our heritage as daughters and sons of God. Holy Spirit of God, help me live into my inheritance in You.
My heart shall rejoice in your salvation, O Lord. I will sing to the Lord because he has dealt bountifully with me. (Psalm 13:3-4)
For the glory of God is the living [human being], and the life of [each human being] is the vision of God.
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.