Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Mary was so full of grace that when the Holy Spirit of God came to her as announced by Gabriel, the seed of the Word of God planted within her became not only goodness, but a human being, a Son of Man who was the Son of God. As much as I think, speak, and enact grace-full thoughts, words, and actions founded in God’s Life and Light, that much I too can become pregnant with God’s Word. Then I can expect God’s Truth and Mercy to grow and be birthed from my life, just as Jesus ‘God Saves’, Emmanuel, ‘God With Us’, was birthed from Mother Mary, to be become God’s reconciliation with human kind. Will I, like Mary, be grace-full enough to receive and give birth to the Word of God through my life’s journey here on earth? O come, Holy Spirit of God... embed your Word within me.
Blessed be the Lord God of Israel who has visited and redeemed his people. (Luke 1:68)
Listen, my people!
Your hopes are answered!
God waits for his people...
Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher, Listen, My People, #309, CBW III
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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.