Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Matthew 13: 16-17
The glory of God is evident in so many things that we as human beings take for granted. Although we have eyes and ears that open and close several times throughout any given day, we become inured to the presence of God in the natural world, in all that is good in societies and in human nature, in the liveliness of scripture, in the songs and prayers and sacraments of the Church, in and in the eyes of other human beings. Jesus pointed out to his disciples, and so indicates to us, the absolute grace of living in annos dei, the year(s) of the Lord, when we are privy to the paschal mystery of Christ Jesus, and the gifts of the Holy Spirit of God available to any baptized follower of Jesus, if they will but see with their eyes and hear with their ears. Am I aware of, and thankful for, the glory of God available to me here and now because of the work of Christ Jesus on earth, 2,000 years ago? Holy Spirit, teach me the glory of your presence with us.
This is my resting place forever; here I will reside, for I have desired it. (Psalm 132: 14)
Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.
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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.