Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Snow and rain, especially in the spring of the year, penetrate dry earth and form puddles, rivers, lakes and oceans to give drink and cleansing to all forms of creation on earth. Even the rock on the crust of our planet is shaped and shifted by forces of flowing, penetrating and freezing water. So it is with the Word of God. As predictably as rain and snow fall onto all parts of the earth’s surface, to a greater or a lesser degree, so the Word of God falls more or less on my being, depending on my ‘location’ in life. It falls ‘more’ when I take time to turn to God, in a quiet church, when I am engaged in holy prayer or when I am looking for my Creator’s expression through the face of nature or another human being. It falls ‘less’ when I am rushing to obtain possessions, fame or success. But wherever it falls, the precipitation of God’s wisdom and mercy penetrates my heart, mind soul, and strength with life-giving drink and cleansing power, and shapes the bedrock of my being. Today, will I position myself to receive more, rather than less, of the Word of God? Holy Spirit of God, let your Word soak into my being.
O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together... Look to him, and be radiant; so your faces shall never be ashamed. (Psalm 34 )
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
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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.