Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
1 Peter 3:15-18
When I am maligned and mistreated for my good conduct in Christ, it is always tempting to respond in kind and with a battle cry take on all the disbelief and error of my protagonist. But Peter, who had had to deal with his own impetuous nature, counsels a different way: Always be ready to make your defence to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and reverence. Keep your conscience clear... Am I so aligned with the Holy Spirit of God that I can bear witness to the great power of God’s mercy with gentleness and reverence? Lord God, help me account for the hope that is in me with the same gentleness and reverence that carried Jesus through his passion.
Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for me.. (Psalm 66:16)
(S)He who trusts herself/ himself is lost. (S)He who trusts in God can do all things.
St. Alphonsus Liguori
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.