Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Whether living 2,000 years ago in Roman occupied Judea or in Canada in 2019, or in any civilization in between, men, women and children of every cultural flavour could find salvation from the confusion and corruption surrounding them in the Mercy of God, through Christ Jesus. Every age of humanity has had its own highlights of magnificence and it own hallmarks of corruption and darkness. Today, because of global communications and a cumulative mass of information and stories, the ‘magnificence’ and the darkness of humankind are even more starkly evident than twenty years ago –even five years ago. Only the glory of Christ Jesus raised from the dead, lived out in the obedient lives of the faithful of the Church, the Body of Christ, can cut a swath of Love grounded in Truth and Truth grounded in Love through the burned out rubble of the ages that have marched across the stage of human time. Peter’s exhortation to the crowds at Pentecost, just 50 days after the Resurrection of Christ, sums up the saving strategy of God for each man, woman and child who has ever lived. God calls us to turn or repent, to be baptised or to be saved, and to receive the Holy Spirit who continues to teach, guide, comfort and heal our very beings. Only in this way will I be able to find life amidst the deceits and destructive forces of the trying times in which we are living, no matter what the generation. Do I choose to be saved by Christ Jesus? Holy Spirit of Jesus, save me from the confusion and corruption of this generation.
Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you. (Psalm 33:22)
Sin is believing the lie that you are self-created, self-dependent and self-sustained.
St. Augustine of Hippo
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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.