Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Psalm 40 & Mark 3:31-35
In our immediate, materialistic, ‘scientifically proven’, and reality-show world, the values of faithfulness, holiness and salvation find little place in society’s collective consciousness. How, then, can I do the will of God out there in the streets, market places and homes of this world? Is it by simply slipping into the church to make private sacrifices, hidden sacraments and confidential prayers? The Psalmist set an example: ‘I have not hidden your saving help within my heart, I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation.’ I, too, as a mother, a sister or a brother of Jesus, can speak of the faithfulness and steadfast love of God by tracing the grace of God with my life and proclaiming it both loudly and quietly in word and deed. Holy Spirit of God, teach me to speak of your faithfulness and salvation.
Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth; you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the kingdom. (Matthew 11:25)
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.