Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Acts 22:3 – 23:11 & Psalm 16
Paul was heading to prison in Rome.To many it seemed that this was diminishment, capture by the ‘bad guys’, and certain death. Indeed his imprisonment was all of these, yet it was also a path of life for Paul. Being sent to prison in Rome, Paul avoided being torn apart by the crowds of Jerusalem. It was also from his prison cell that Paul wrote several letters to churches that are still inspiring Christians today. Am I willing to embrace a path of life, even when it includes hardship and at first glance seems ‘counter-productive’ ? Holy Spirit of God, show me the path of life.
I keep the Lord always before me; ... Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices; my body also rests secure. (Psalm 16)
I believe in Christ like I believe in the sun; not because I can see it, but by it I can see everything else.
Soli 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.