Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
II Corinthians 4: 7-15
Made in the image of God as human beings are, we have ‘this treasure’ as St. Paul calls it, that is the essence of God, within us. How best to reveal this ‘light of Christ’ in the world around us? Is it by capturing this light and displaying it through ornate packaging such as personal piety and perfection? No, Paul tells us: “We have this treasure in clay vessels” - that are prone to cracking. Indeed, it is the cracks in our character, the things that make us crack pots such as sufferings and difficulties, that allow the ‘extraordinary power of God’ to shine through our beings, and the ‘life of Jesus…[to be] made visible in our bodies.’ Holy Spirit of God, shine through the cracks in my being.
Our help is in the name of the Lord who made heaven and earth. (Psalm 124:8)
Great love can change small things (like cracks) into great things (like rivers of compassion).
Soli 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.