Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
The accusation of the Pharisees, that Jesus was casting out demons from people by the ruler of demons, would have been one of the easiest for Jesus to have disproved, had he entered into discussion with the ones who ‘didn’t know that they didn’t know’. No one would have faulted even the Son of God for setting the record straight. It is significant that Jesus’ response to the foolish Pharisees was to simply continue on his way, going about all the towns and villages, teaching and proclaiming the good news of God’s kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. I, too, can walk away from arguments and dissentions about what I am doing or who I am, and continue to do the work God has assigned me. The work I am given is similar to that of our Lord: teaching and proclaiming the good news of God’s ways of redemption and life, and healing every disease and sickness of heart, mind, soul and body as much as I am given power and perception to do so. Will I be deterred by those who criticize and heckle me, or will I continue on the way of Christ, teaching, proclaiming and ultimately healing? Holy Spirit of God, help me not engage dissension, but continue your healing work.
As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; when I awake I shall be satisfied, beholding your likeness. (Psalm 17:15 )
There is a light in this world, a healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter.
St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta
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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.