Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
1 John 4: 7- 5:4
When I live beyond the attachments of the world, I find the freedom and the joy of living God’s will. This requires that my first love, above all else, be the Grace and Mercy, the Truth and Justice, the love and the Love of God. This means that any attachment to the good, the bad, the ugly or the beautiful, of the people, the plans, and the projects of this life be minimal and secondary to the work that God desires to do through my living and my being in my family, my community, and the world at large. Will I ponder God’s love and God’s will? Will I take time to know God by loving God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit at work in me and in all his beloved men, women and children on earth? Will I allow myself to be loved by God through Christ Jesus, the Son of God who was the Son of Man, who remains with us, with me, whether I acknowledge it or not, whether or not I allow him to remove my darkness from me and be my Light? Holy Spirit of God, help me live your will, that is love.
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. (1 John 5:2)
Prayer and praising, all men (and women) raising... ‘Alleluia!’ earth to the heavens replies.
J. H. Hopkins, We Three Kings, v. 3
A Blessed, Happy and Joyful New Year, the 2021st Year of Grace,
to you and your family!
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Soli ad 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.