Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Acts 20, 17-27
For anyone two questions constantly run in the background of our consciousness: What am I to do? And how is it going to turn out? The Holy Spirit answered the second question for St. Paul. “The Holy Spirit testifies to me in every city that imprisonment and persecutions are waiting for me.” As a follower of Christ, I can to expect nothing more and nothing less than Paul, either figuratively or literally: not much success in worldly terms and my fair share of rejection, abandonment, false accusations and hardships of all kinds. So what am I to do – in times of success or in times of demotion, rejection, serious health conditions, financial crisis or simply being ‘put on the shelf’? I need to do what St. Paul did – finish the course of his life and the ministry he received from the Lord – and testify to the good news of God’s grace. Will I finish the course of my life stressfully attempting vindicate and save myself, or will I consistently and continually testify to the good news of God’s grace? Holy Spirit, permit me to testify to the good news of the Grace of God.
Blessed the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation. Psalm 68:19)
How then should I live? (Given the Gospel of Life)... in the DAY, devoid of all expectation, with absolute CHILDLIKE TRUST ... so to Love as Christ loves, giving endless praise and thanksgiving’ .... that’s all.
Father Will Howard
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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.