Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
1 Peter 5:1-4 & James 2, 14-26
As adults, we have the responsibility to be an example of all things good to others so that when they follow our words and actions they live into their heritage of truth and love as children of God. The one pointed life lesson Jesus gave us one week before his death was to wash the feet of his disciples, commanding his followers to ‘do as I have done to you.’ By this, Jesus pointed each of his followers both then and now, in the direction of service. What does service Jesus’ way look like? Service as a follower of Jesus means providing constant, humble, open-hearted, and quiet acts of kindness to others with no thought of return. As an adult, do I ‘Lord it over others in my charge,’ like the bosses of this world, or do I conduct my life as an expression of service to those around me, as Jesus did during his time on earth? Holy Spirit of Jesus, help me be an example of service to others.
Those who walk blamelessly and do what is right... shall never be moved. (Psalm 15:1,5)
Listen and attend with the ear of your heart.
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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.