Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Self-help books lines our shelves, websites proclaim all kinds of rigors and regimes to make our lives better, and it seems we still incessantly look for the magic bullet that will improve things for us. The prophet Micah prophesying to people living in a similar age of hedonism and uncertainty reminded the Israelites in his day and us today, as followers of Jesus, of God’s straight forward directions for ‘living the good life’: “He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do right, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with God?” Today, will I hear God’s call and take the next good and right step in my life, love and nurture kindness in myself and others, and walk forward in my journey, humbly, with God? Holy Spirit of Jesus, help me do right, love kindness and walk humbly with God.
This is my commandment that you love one another as I have loved you. (John 15:12)
Love doesn't mean doing extraordinary or heroic things. It means knowing how to do ordinary things with tenderness.” Jean Vanier, Community and Growth
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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.