Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Human beings, are eternal by our Creator’s design. Unfortunately the things of this temporal world, though, seem to cloud eternity. Meeting deadlines, wrangling over plans, or worrying about a leaky roof seem to take precedence, and over-shadow the fruits of the Holy Spirit (Gal. 6:32-33). But when I consider how long my life is expected to be (83 years in 2017) I realize that my human experience on earth is only a small part of the tapestry of creation, and even of human history. This realization teaches my heart to value faith-fullness and the steadfast love and mercy of our Creator God even more. In this way I can become wise. Am I ready to consider the span of my days in order to gain a wise heart? Lord God, help me consider my days to gain a wise heart.
Satisfy me in the morning with your steadfast love, so that I may rejoice and be glad all my days. (Psalm 90:14 )
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
Note that the life expectancy for a Canadian Inuit woman in 2017 is 73 yrs; for an Inuit woman it is 64yrs.See http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-645-x/2010001/c-g/c-g013-eng.htm
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.