Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
As human beings we instinctively care for our treasures – whether they be material or spiritual possessions. We remember where they are; we be-hold them often in private moments; we never consider selling our treasure or giving it away; we go to great lengths to protect our treasures; we consider carefully with whom to share a view of our treasure; and tell the story of how our treasures came to us with fervour and joy. My care of material and spiritual treasures in the world inform how I grow to value God’s mercy in my life. I remember and, like Mother Mary, ponder the stories of God’s intervention in my life’s journey; I recognize the great value of God’s grace and like the disciples, share it in good season with others; I don’t turn my back on my treasure or use it to make money; but with care, thanksgiving and reverence I continue to be-hold this treasure and relate to others the stories of how God’s mercy has redeemed and enlivened my journey. Am I truly treasuring God’s mercy in my life? Holy Spirit of Jesus, help me treasure your mercy in my life.
My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. (Psalm 34:2)
Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well.
Jesus. Ihe Gospel of Matthew 6:33
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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.