Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Adoration: Lord God, I trust you with my life and with my death...
Intercession: Lord God, help ________ trust you with his/her life and death ...
Moses was not perfect, but he was a mighty leader who never wavered from turning off the path to talk to God, whether in a burning bush, a pillar of cloud or the Tent of Presence. Clearly Moses trusted God, in spite of complaining bitterly about his life’s assignment of leading the unruly Israelites across the desert to the Promised Land. After all the time, effort and anguish he had spent in his mighty leadership role, it was obvious to everyone that Moses, of all people, should be one of the first to reach –and enjoy – the group’s final destination. Yet God arranged that Moses pass away from this life before reaching the Promised Land himself, and be buried in an unmarked and long-forgotten grave. By human standards, what a tragic and depressing conclusion to a noble life! By God’s vision, what a perfect end to an amazing and inspiring life journey! To this day, the deeds of Moses, not confined to a gravesite with a museum, but ever fresh in the liveliness of scripture and the Judeo-Christian tradition, inspire and inform millions of people daily. Am I willing to trust the Lord as uncompromisingly as Moses with my life and death? Lord God, help me, help my sister, my brother, to trust you with our our lives and our deaths.
I love you, Lord, my strength. (Psalm 18:1)
Hold your eyes on God and leave the doing to him. That is all the doing you have to worry about.
St. Jane Frances de Chantal
www.gospelmysteryoftheday.ca 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.