Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Corinthians 1: 17-25
St.Paul was brilliant. Not only did he speak several languages, but he was a prolific writer, a dynamic speaker and a respected philosopher and Pharisee, with both Jewish and Roman lineage. Yet Paul chose not to depend on ‘eloquent wisdom’ or even powerful signs in his work of proclaiming the Good News. Instead he insisted on pointing people to the crucifixion of Jesus, leaving all of his own intellectual powers and accomplishments at the foot of the cross. Am I, like St. Paul, satisfied with letting my personal powers and especially my intellect be subservient to the depths of wisdom made manifest by the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus? Holy Spirit, teach me the wisdom of the Cross of Christ.
The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations. (Psalm 33:11)
The cross of Christ looks like death, but really it is life.
Fr. Ronald Rolheiser
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.