Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Jesus was highly teachable – by God, by his Father. During his ministry on earth, and especially during the week before his difficult walk along the ‘Way of the Cross’, we observe Jesus praying – on a hill before dawn, walking through the country side, weighing the timing of his entry into Jerusalem, visiting his friends in Bethany, sharing a Passover meal with his disciples, in the garden of Gesthemane, and then prayerfully listening and responding to his Father’s voice echoing through his trials and tortures and the agony of his crucifixion. It was by being taught by his Father, by God, that Jesus was able to redeem the world by his obedience, through death and resurrection. Am I as teachable as Jesus was? Do I keep my ears and spirit-eyes open to hear and perceive what God’s way is through my life? Will I receive God’s instruction as Jesus did - not with a rebellious, backward-looking view, but with an open, forward-facing heart, so confident in God’s love that I do not shrink from the derision, persecution and tribulations that come – and go – from the world around me? Holy Spirit of God, teach me to be teachable like Jesus .
The Lord is my light and my salvation: whom shall I fear? (Psalm 27:1)
We become what we love, and who we love shapes what we become.
St. Clare of Assisi
Soli ad gloriam
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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.