Christ Jesus, restore me from the Pit to life. ..
When we descend into the Pit of self-service, and ultimately despair, we have lots of company, but it becomes hard to leave. The more time we spend saying to God, “I’ll do it my way” or “I’ll serve myself, not others”, the more we sink into the depths of darkness and the mire of hopelessness in the ‘Pit’ (separation from God). The good news is, God longs to restore us to full health - which is wholeness, or holiness. Christ Jesus is only a hope away. Holy Spirit of God restore me from the Pit to life.
Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God. (Psalm 31:5)
Charity is that with which no one is lost, and without which no one is saved.
St. Robert Bellarmine
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.