Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Holy Spirit of Jesus, move through my being as you will ...
Our present society teaches and propagates the myth that we human beings can ultimately have control of everything to do with life and death. But every time the wind blows, a river overflows its banks or fire burns a landscape clean we are reminded of all that is beyond our control ... including the movement of the Holy Spirit of God on the face of the earth and behind the face of each man, woman and child. Jesus likens the Holy Spirit to wind that comes and goes as it wills, without human governance. It is good to remember that just as I cannot govern the wind, but can use it to power a windmill or fill the sails of my boat, so I cannot control the Holy Spirit of God by anything I think or say or do, but can let the Spirit empower my being and fill the sails of my soul when I lift them towards heaven. Will I welcome the Holy Spirit of God to blow through (the holes) in my heart, mind and strength and empower my life, by the will of God?
Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. (Psalm 96:3)
Spirit of God in the clear running water
Blowing to greatness the trees on the hill.
Spirit of God in the finger of morning:
Fill the earth, bring it to birth,
And blow where you will.
Blow, blow, blow till I be
But the breath of the Spirit blowing in me.
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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.