Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
2 Corinthians 11:18-30 & Matt 6: 19-23
Sometimes I treasure my personal possessions, and at other times I ponder or ‘treasure’ all the times “I have succeeded!” in surviving overwhelming circumstances. St Paul treasured neither. He rarely refers to any personal possessions, other than the mantle he left behind on his travels, and after listing enough overwhelming circumstances for 20 lives he boasts, not of his accomplishments, but of his weaknesses. Jesus taught his disciples that where our treasure is, that is where our heart is. The only treasure that is good for me and worth the time and trouble of being cared for is the mercy of God – that saved St. Paul on countless occasions, and that redeems my life from the darkness of despair and deceit. How treasured are my memories, my understandings and my humble access to, the Grace of God in my life? Do I guard and cherish the grace of God in my life? Holy Spirit of Jesus, help me carefully guard the treasure of your mercy in my life.
My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. (Psalm 34:2)
But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us.
Saint Paul. Second Letter to the Church in Corinth, 4:7
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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.