When I pursue my own purposes, to have enough riches, health and securities that I ‘want for nothing’, it is easy to think that this is all there is to life. But Jesus, and the writers of the book of Wisdom, show us that there is more to life than comfort and complacency. When I seek God’s purposes, I begin to know God intimately, and discover that having a blameless and holy soul leads to a life of mercy received and mercy given. This shift in knowledge and perspective in turn leads to the abundant life that Jesus proclaimed during his ministry. Christ Jesus, help me to know the purposes of God.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord rescues them from them all. (Psalm 34: 18)
First let a little love find entrance into your heart, and the rest will follow.
St. Philip Neri
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.