Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
1 Kings 8: 1-13
Each human life is designed to be filled with the glory and mercy of God. The more I fill my life with resentments, worries and fears or even the ‘goods’ of life such as possessions, plans or promotions, the less room there is for the ‘sacrifice of thanksgiving’ or any miracles of mercy, given or received. Perhaps the most striking feature of the life of Christ is its emptiness of these things, and his life’s fullness of, and expression of, God glory and mercy. Christ Jesus, let my life be empty enough to be filled with your glory and your mercy.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and never forget all his benefits. (Psalm 103:2)
God does not look on the greatness of a soul, but the greatness of its humility.
Saint John of the Cross
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.