Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Acts 8, 26-40 & 2Timothy 4:1-5
Is it good news or is it not? If the coming, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus is truly extra-ordinary and startling, so healing and fulfilling for everyone, and so readily available, what keeps me from telling everyone, everywhere all the time that there is hope, through faith in God’s mercy as performed by Christ Jesus? “They’ll think I’m crazy!”; “I don’t know how to say it;” “That’s not my style.” I say to myself. If Philip had not actively (even running-ly) proclaimed the Good News of Jesus to the euuch from Ethiopia, when would the people of that area have heard about God’s Mercy in Christ Jesus? If the apostles had not continued to proclaim what they had seen, heard and experienced pre-crucifixion and post-resurrection and had been quiet to protect themselves, when would we all have heard about God’s Mercy in Christ Jesus? What keeps me silent about the Good New sof Christ Jesus? Will I like Philip run to be present with others and explain to them the Good News of the abundant life in Christ Jesus? Holy Spirit of God, help me proclaim the Good News of Christ Jesus.
Tell of his salvation from day to day! (Psalm 96:2)
Lord you have my heart...
And I will praise you, Lord,
And I will sing of love come down,
And as you show your face,
We’ll see your glory here.
Lord, you Have My Heart
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.