Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Daniel 3:13-95 & John 8:31-42
I often pray for deliverance, but if my heart is still tuned to my own healing devices and projects rather than ordered to receive the mercy of God, how can I perceive God’s saving grace? “You are trying to kill me [rather than follow me]”, said Jesus to the people of his day, “because there is no place in you for my word.” Daniel and his friends, on the other hand, were so completely committed to the Lord that they had no worries when the King, in his anger, had them thrown into a blazing fire. Because they had hearts that trusted unquestioningly in God’s mercy, they were delivered even from the heat and flames of a well-stoked fiery furnace. Where is my faith taking me? Do I trust completely in the mercy of God? Lord God, deliver your servant, as I trust in you.
Even though I walk in the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff –they comfort me. (Psalm 23:4)
Come out of anxiety, because it is one of the greatest deceivers of true virtue and sound devotion.
St. Pius of Pietrelcina
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.