Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
When I am being well-treated, it is easy to be kind to those closest to me – family members, my neighbour and the man, woman or child in the street. It is when I am not appreciated or not treated kindly myself, that I can feel I have so little kindness to give – at any time, to anyone, anywhere. But the truth is, I am constantly a recipient of God’s mercy, and so, despite how I myself am treated, I always have more than enough mercy to spare and to share. Today, will I be generous with kindness, faithfulness, love, joy and peace? Holy Spirit, help me be generous in mercy. Holy Spirit of God, help me to be generous in mercy.
Create a clean heart in me, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. (Psalm 51:1)
Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
Saint Mother Teresa of Calcuttta
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Soli ad 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.