Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Isaiah 38, 1-8
King Hezekiah reminded God that he had walked faithfully in God’s sight, ‘with a whole heart’, and was able to avert the early death that the prophet Isaiah had announced to him. When one walks faithfully in God’s sight, it means that he/ she keeps up a lively pace, living steadily and deliberately, not wandering on the misty flats of passion and hungers, not being paralyzed by despair and doubt, not hiding away in sins, away from the truth of God’s gaze, but open-heartedly and knowingly staying within the light and the acceptance of God’s love. Furthermore, walking with a whole heart, indicates a life of undivided loyalties. In all and through all actions, ideas, thoughts, and words [my] heart is fixed on the face of our Father God, looking to him for approval and for guidance, before all other agendas and all other relationships. Can I honestly say that I walk faithfully in God’s sight, with a whole heart ? Holy Sprit of God, help me walk faithfully in all circumstances, no matter how challenging, in your sight, with a whole heart.
Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul (Psalm 86:4)
Take God for your [father] and friend and walk with him continually, and you will not sin and will learn to love, and the things you must do will work out prosperously for you.
St. John of the Cross
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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.