Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Zachariah, a long standing Priest of the Temple, father of John the Baptist, and husband of Mary’s cousin, Elisabeth, expressed the significance of Jesus’ birth in his song of joy and instruction at the birth of his own son: “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people. He has raised up a mighty salvation for us through the house of his servant David. ..By the tender mercy of our God whereby the dayspring from on high has visited us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, and to guide our feet into the way of peace.” God knows that each child, man and woman on earth today needs to be able to find the way of peace! “Glory to God in the highest,” the angels sang at Jesus’ birth, “and on earth Peace among all of good will”. Will I willingly let God guide my feet this Christmas season and in the coming year, into the way of peace? O come, light of the World ... guide our feet into the Way of Peace.
‘What then will this child become?’ For indeed, the hand of the Lord was with him. (Luke 1:66)
Silent night, Holy night,
Son of God, Love’s pure light,
Radiant beams from thy holy face,
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth, Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.
A Blessed, Happy and Merry Christmas Season
to you and your family!
What came into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness does not overcome it.
The Gospel according to St. John 1:3-5
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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.