Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
The word of the Lord burned within Elijah and Elisha and through them to others. The evidence of this are their proclamations as prophets to the people of Israel, proclamations of God’s righteousness, faithfulness –and love. Like the pilot light in a fireplace, the word of God remained present in their hearts and was ready to enflame the fuel when they ‘turned up the heat’ to faithfully do wondrous deeds and pronounce the Lord’s messages to his people. Do I keep the pilot light of the word of God lit in my soul by reading and meditating on scripture? When I turn up the heat for the benefit of bringing life to my own journey and to the lives of others, do I have enough of the word in my soul to catch on fire with the Holy Spirit of God? Lord God, let your word burn within me and through me.
The Lord is the strength of his people, a saving refuge for the one he has anointed. (Psalm 28:8)
I believe though I do not comprehend, and I hold by faith what I cannot grasp with the mind.
St. Bernard of Clairvaux
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.