Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
In his intimate conversations with his disciples leading up to his arrest, Jesus explained how to remain close to him, and ‘rooted and grounded’ in God’s mercy. It is simple, and it all turns on love. As much as [I] love God, and make [my] relationship with him [my] primary goal, [I] follow his principles of life with [my] heart, mind, soul and strength, simply out of love. Then my thoughts, words and actions become so aligned with the Holy Spirit, that the Holy Spirit of Christ Jesus, that God, finds place and space within me. Do I real-ly love God and keep his commandments with all my being? Holy Spirit of Jesus, Holy Spirit of God, come and make your home within my being.
We put our hope in the Lord; he is our protector and our help. We are glad because of him. We trust in his name. (Psalm 33:20-21)
Remember that nothing is small in the eyes of God. Do all that you do in love.
St. Teresa of Lisieux
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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.