Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
John 5: 31-47
The worldly glories of wealth, power and fame can so easily lure me away from the glory – the light and liveliness, mercy and the wisdom – of God. When I flex my own glory stories, or search for the stories of the glories of other people, then I am selling myself short and can end up butting into many dead-end paths. But when I focus my heart, mind, soul and strength on seeking the glory of God, I will find God’s Holy Spirit undergirding all that is truly ‘good’ on earth and in other women, men and children, and I will be able to live despite the turns and rocks in my life’s journey and even enjoy the vigorous workout that Jesus devises for me as I follow Him. Then God’s holy river of life and healing – and glory – will naturally flow out from my prayers, my words and my actions into the world around me. Today will I seek the glories of this world, or will I seek the glory of God? Holy Spirit of Jesus, help me seek the glory of God, our Father, not the glory of this world.
Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually. (Psalm 105:4)
Jesus Christ, in His infinite love, has become what we are, in order that He may make us entirely what He is… The glory of God is the human person fully alive….
St. Iraeneus of Lyons
Soli ad gloriam
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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.