Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Isaiah 50: 4-9
Throughout Lent this year, God in his faithfulness seems to have been challenging all of humanity to ‘Be on watch and pray always that you will have the strength to go safely through all those things that will happen and to stand before the Son of Man.’ And no less so this Holy Week. Starting Holy Thursday, we, as Church, as families, as individuals, are called to be like Jesus: to stand up during trials with our eyes high, to kneel in prayer to our Father through our agonies, even to stand up again after we fall, and to finally allow ourselves to be stretched beyond our limits so that, together with Christ Jesus, we too might stand with him in the resurrection from death. Do I have the courage, do I ‘dare to will’ that I stand up together with Christ Jesus through his Passion, Death, and Resurrection? Let me stand up together with you, O Lord, through all trials and troubles so that I might share in your Resurrection.
You who seek God, let your hearts revive! (Psalm 69:32)
If you look at the world, you’ll be distressed. If you look within, you’ll be depressed. But if you look at Christ, you’ll be at rest .
Corrie Ten Boom
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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.