Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
When I say one thing and do another, my talk is out of joint with my walk, and I allow half truths to lodge within my heart, mind and soul. If I say I am a follower of Jesus, and then turn away from him to follow my own desires and devices, then I deceive myself and sin, not truth, takes up residence within my being. Nathanael must have been a man whose spirit radiated a congruence, a clarity and a purity that was evident not only to our Lord when he saw him under the fig tree, but to many other people who encountered him in the company of the disciples. Will my words and actions be so fully aligned with the truth and the glory of God that there is no deceit to be found in my being? Will I, like Nathanael, be noticeably a woman in whom there is no deceit? Holy Spirit of God, let me not allow any deceit to be found within me.
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us... (1John 1:8)
Truth sees God, and wisdom contemplates God, and from these two comes a third, a holy and wonderful delight in God, who is love.
― Julian of Norwich, Revelations of Divine Love
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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.