Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Ezekiel 37, 1-14
When I exist as a human being, flesh and skin cover my bones, and I work to keep my body alive, and my soul happy, no matter the cost to others. When I live, my spirit is ignited by God’s Holy Spirit, and ‘heart, mind, body and soul’ are nourished by, grow within, and re-produce the love and mercy that radiates from the glory of God within my being. Is my humility sufficient to receive God’s mercy and holiness? Is my life good humus or soil for the cultivation of the Spirit of God? Do I take the Spirit of God seriously enough to seek him with all that I am and have? Lord God, put your Spirit within me that I might live.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and sustain in me a willing spirit. (Psalm 51:12)
Sanctity has to do with gratitude. To be a saint is to be fueled by gratitude, nothing more and nothing less.
Fr. Ronald Rolheiser
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.