Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Ezekiel 34: 11-16 & Luke 15;3-7 & Psalm 23
Our souls take a beating on a daily basis, given the pressing pace of our ‘virtual’ society. Connections with God and with the natural world are blatantly disrupted and even mocked in public and in private; and connections with others, whether with close family and friends or the world at large are tenuous at best and fraught with conflicts and rumours of war or calamity. Where can I go to have my soul repaired and refreshed? It is a shepherd’s business to lead sheep to peaceful streams of fresh water, fine and nutritious food, and safety. Am I willing to stop my wandering and listen for the voice of Jesus, the Good Shepherd? He will lead me, as he has time and time again, to healing waters, greener pastures and a well-protected place of rest and re-creation. Restore my soul, O Lord.
I will seek out my sheep and rescue them from all the places to which they have been scattered. (Ezekiel 34: 12)
Loving heart of Jesus, you move hearts that are harder than rock, you melt spirits that are colder than ice, and you reach souls that are more impenetrable than diamonds.
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
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.