Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
In the years they had with Jesus, his disciples had been used to asking their Master for help, for healing and for hope. Jesus realised how much they depended on him for instruction and inspiration as they worked with him to bring about the kingdom of God. Like any good teacher, Jesus left plans for his students so that they would continue to learn and to work in his absence. He had already told them about the Holy Spirit, the Helper, who would be his substitute. Now he revealed to them the second part of the plan. He reminded them that they can ask anything of Father God who loves them, as friends of his Son, Jesus. Indeed, they need only ask God for help, healing and hope to continue their work, and they will receive it, so that their joy may become complete, beyond all pain, all weakness or insufficiency. What help, healing or hope do I need so that my joy can be complete? Holy Spirit, teach me about asking God for anything.
Clap your hands, all you peoples; shout to God with loud songs of joy. (Psalm 47:1)
Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta
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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.