Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Jesus realized how it would be for the disciples continuing his work after his death, and for us continuing his work in the world as we know it. Jesus was sending his disciples out ‘like sheep in the midst of wolves’. This can be a very perilous situation. Not only are we tantalizing to evil doers in evil times, but we are often outnumbered as well. Not only do we need to depart from evil and then prepare ourselves for trials and outright attacks as we walk with Christ, but we need to trust to the Lord – to lead us away from evil, to give us the right words to say in any trial, any trouble, we face. In the face of traumas, trials and troubles will I abandon the Lord’s work, or will I trust the Lord as I walk the path of life (and death) with him? Holy Spirit of God, help me trust in the Lord, depart from evil and do what is good.
The Lord helps them and rescues them; he rescues them from the wicked, and saves them, because they take refuge in him. (Psalm 37:40 )
That's the excitement in obedience, finding out later what God had in mind.
Brother Andrew, in God’s Smuggler
See a small clip from a movie documenting Brother Andrews mission. (scroll down to the you tube image) .
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.