Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Holy Spirit of Jesus, nourish me today to be able to work with you to harvest the yield of your fields…
Matthew 9:36 – 10:8
There is no doubt that we are called - just as Simon Peter and his brother Andrew, and ten other men were called in Jesus’ time – to be his close co-labourers. Beverly, her brother Will, children Mary and Martha, all the James and Johannes, Jennifers and Josephines and ten millions more of us living today - we are all called to be co-workers with Jesus.
What does Jesus need help with? Most of all, we are called to minister to our people, to our own family members, in our unique work environments and within our communities. We are called to plant the seed of the Word of God, to point to His kingdom so very near to us, to heal the sick, bring liveliness back into the lives of the despairing and despondent, and to drive out demons. We are called in this way to participate in the ‘harvest’ of our Lord.
As we head out today with prayers for guidance, will we ask for help to continue to engage our privileged prosperity, or will we attune ourselves to Christ Jesus in order to be of use to Him in the Harvest of those who need healing in our families and our communities? Holy Spirit of Jesus, nourish me today to be able to work with you to harvest the yield of your fields.
You show me the path of life. In your presence in the fullness of joy. (Psalm 16:11)
Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Saint Paul to the Philippians, 4:6-7
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.