Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Isaiah 58: 1-9
Holy Spirit shape me to share my bread with the hungry . . .
The number of hungry people in the world rises daily, both near at hand and far away. Do I simply toss off my extras, an expiring can of beans here, and a dollar there, into the local food bank? Or am I willing to share my own bread - that which I have for the needs of my own household - with the hungry around me? Will I deliberately share all that comes into my pantry with the hungry family or homeless man down the street? Will I take time out of my busy day to visit one who is hungry for a listening ear and a warm smile? Will I stop to chat and chuckle with a person with haggard face or sad eyes to bring the love of God like a ray of light into their life? Holy Spirit, shape me to share my ‘bread’ with the hungry.
The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. (Psalm 51:17)
Soli ad gloriam dei
“We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.”
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.