Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Humanity needs saving! On a global level alone we are dealing with a pandemic, global warming, and social and political movements rooted in greed and godlessness that are threatening humankind as a species. On an individual level, throughout all generations individuals have struggled continually to love and to be loved, and to hold on to what is true and holy in our existence. How are we to be saved? We need a King to look to for guidance and protection, for justice and provision. Will we find such a king among mortals? In all the generations of human civilizations no king has been found truly worthy of kingly authority & power – no human ruler has arisen who ‘knows’, understands, and cares unconditionally for people of all races, all cultures, all kinds of conditions. There is no one who has ever really had the wisdom of all the ages of the kingdom of heaven at his command. Only the royal family of God the Father, expressed on earth by the Son, through the working of the Holy Spirit, has the power, the glory – and the mercy – to be King over all. Will I continue to look for a quintessential leader, a ‘king’ or queen, on earth, or will I glory in the human form of God, Jesus the Christ, who came to us some 2000 years ago? O Come, King of Nations, who promised to return at the end of this age... save us!
My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God, my Saviour! (Luke 1:46)
Listen, my people!
Your hopes are answered!
God waits for his people...
Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher, Listen, My People, #309, CBW III
& Gospel Mystery of the Day on Facebook
Soli ad 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.