Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Perhaps the most amazing character trait of Jesus was his complete submission to the will of his Father. By his willing obedience, he fulfilled his role as the Messiah of the world –and redeemed all who believe in him, from the deadly grip of (self-serving) sin. God has a purpose for my life, and yours, as well. Whether princess or pauper, professional or patient, no matter my role or position in life, God’s will for me is part of his perfect design. Day to day, minute by minute, do I choose my own will, or the fulfillment of God’s will for my life? Like Jesus, help me fulfill your will for me, O Lord.
I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart. (Psalm 40:8 )
We are not the sum of our weaknesses and failures; we are the sum of the Father’s love for us and our real capacity to become the image of his son Jesus.
St. John Paul II
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.