Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
When life ‘disturbs’ me through something as simple as a harsh comment from another, or something as complex as trauma drama, my natural tendency is to share my hurt with anyone who will listen. And yet, the fact that I can overcome let alone survive any such disturbance of my peace, is testimony to the encouragement of the Holy Spirit that proclaims life as the outcome of death, and hope as the only viable alternative to despair. Am I intent on sharing the disturbances or the encouragements that come my way? Holy Spirit of God, help me not disturb but encourage others.
My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast. I will sing and make music. (Psalm 57: 7)
Consider all the past as nothing, and say, like David: Now I begin to love my God.
St. Francis de Sales
Soli 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.