Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
I love Christmas and can so easily rejoice in the season! As I get older, I am finally learning to, yes, rejoice at Christmas, but to rejoice in the Lord –always. When I was a child, and rejoiced so enthusiastically in Christmas, ordinary time would come along after the lights were taken down and the tree taken out to dry out in nature, and I would struggle to find the joy I had known just a season before. But as I have learned –always, no matter what the season - to rejoice in the Lord, I no longer have those days and weeks of post Christmas bules. I have learned to rejoice in all kinds of ways in all the demonstrations of God showing his love and mercy to us. These are usually found by practicing gentleness with myself and others, and through an attitude of prayer and of gratitude. This winter season in what, in whom, will I rejoice ? Holy Spirit of God, help me rejoice in the Lord, always.
Surely the Lord is my salvation; I will trust and will not be afraid, for the Lord God is my strength and my might; he has become my salvation. (Isaiah 12:2)
This season when Christ comes, will be find a warm heart?
Mother Theresa of Kalcutta
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.