Isaiah 42: 1-7 & Psalm 27 & John 12: 1-11
For Mary of Bethany, Jesus was the stronghold of her life, and her anointing of his feet with costly perfume was nothing compared to how he had restored her own life and the life of her brother Lazarus to her. Jesus’ own relationship with his Father was the stronghold of his life, strengthening him to obedience through abandonment, torture, and death by crucifixion – and the salvation for anyone who chooses to be aligned to the ways of Holy Spirit. What and who are the strongholds of my life? I am designed to be in the strong hold of the Holy Spirit – nothing more, nothing less. Lord, be the stronghold of my life …
I have called you in righteousness, I have taken you by the hand and kept you… (Isaiah 42: 5)
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.