Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
In all my roles and responsibilities of life -as mother, teacher, student, worker, grandparent, spouse, as a community volunteer, a caring relative or a faithful friend – I need grounding, and help to always follow the ‘good way’ that Jesus walked while on earth amongst us. What is the help that I need the most? Mostly what I need is a firm grip on the laws of love in truth, and truth in love that are the backbone of the Judeo-Christian faith. On my own, it is impossible to fully understand all the deep complexities of the love-law of God. Thanks be to God for the Holy Spirit, who since Pentecost has been available to us to interpret and live into the Law –the design –of God that is hardwired into our beings and ‘written on our hearts’. Am I nurturing the law of God in my heart? Is there space in my heart for God’s law of mercy to be written? Holy Spirit of God, put your law within me, and write it on my heart.
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. (Psalm 51:1)
What ! Do you wish to know your Lord’s meaning in this thing? Know it well, love was his meaning. Who reveals it to you? Love. What did he reveal to you? Love. Why does he reveal it to you? For 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.