Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Zeph 3:1-13 & Matt 21:28-32
Being near to God is an action. As Jesus points out in the parable of the two sons asked to work in the vineyard, it is not in the saying, but rather in the doing –deliberately taking time in prayer and meditation to turn away from worldly distractions and ideals, and turn toward the Lord –that we draw close to God and do his will. Lord God, help me have the discipline and commitment to deliberately come near to you.
The Lord is near to the broken hearted, and saves the crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34)
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.