Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Titus 1: 1-9 & Psalm 24
Whenever I malinger over memories, delicious or frightening as the case may be, whenever I mull over a decision or over-think my plans, I lift up my soul not to what is true, but to what is false. As I wander on these misty flats of life’s what ifs, and what should, would, or could be, I am not considering the truth, but the delusions and constructions of my over-active imagination. But when I lift up my soul to what is true, the deceits and falsehoods of the evil one fade into the background, and my soul has a chance to be restored. Then I can truly live the life of compassion and gentle joy that I am designed for, along with all the other saints down through the ages. Today am I lifting up my soul to what is true or to what is false? Holy Spirit of God, help me not lift up my soul to what is false.
Who shall stand in his holy place? Those who have clean hands and pure hearts ... (Psalm 24:3,4)
Give yourself fully to God. He will use you to accomplish great things on the condition that you believe much more in His love than in your own weakness.
St. Teresa of Calcutta
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.