Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
1 Kings 19: 9a, 11-16
Fear that is triggered by the ill-will of others can drive [me], like Elijah, into a cave of despair, where paralysis of soul prevents me from even peeking out the doorway. As God called Elijah out of his cave of fear, so Christ calls to [me] today: “Do not be afraid! I am with you!”. “Go”, the Lord says to Elijah and to [me] “return on your way…” Am I hanging back in the shadows of my cave of fear, or am I willing to walk out into the presence of the Lord? Do I have the courage to face the winds, the earthquakes and the fires, all the while listening for the sheer silence of his voice that leads me on along my designated path in life with faith, hope and infinite love? Lord God, help me go out and return on my way before the Lord.
“Come,” my heart says, “seek his face!” Your face, Lord, do I seek. Do not hide your face from me. (Psalm 27)
Life with Christ is a wonderful adventure.
St. John Paul II
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.