Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Isaiah 1, 10-17 & Psalm 50
The right path often consists of ‘ceasing to do evil and learning to do good’. Discipline and perseverance, love and mercy, repentance and belief are required each step of the journey. At any given moment I have a choice to go the right way or not, to choose selfless love over self reliance and to find the salvation of God rather than lean on my own understanding of the challenges and joys of my life. Viewed in a context of survival challenges or joys can seem to be both the be-all and the end-all of my life. Then fame and fortune, comfort and fun take precedence and eternity becomes just another challenge. But when viewed longitudinally as a story unfolding over a span of several decades, my life has a plot of redemption – and discipline, open humility, and faithfulness are the currencies that reveal this greater plot in real time. Then no choice, no challenge, no trauma will be the end of my story. Rather, the salvation of God that changes darkness into light, despair into hope and death into life everlasting will be the tale told by my life’s journey. Will I simply react to life’s events or deliberately live into them to find the salvation of God? Holy Spirit of Jesus, help me go the right way to find the salvation of God.
The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart… (Psalm 19:8)
Take God for your spouse and friend and walk with him continually, and you will not sin and will learn to love, and the things you must do will work out prosperously for you.
St. John of the Cross
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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.