Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Psalm 103 & Luke 15:1-32
When I fill my heart with all kinds of passions, people and possessions I leave little room to receive the gifts of God’s mercy. When I fill my mind with all the ideas, issues and information that come my way, I leave little room to meditate on and understand God’s mercy. When I try to satisfy my soul the many pleasures of life, I leave little room or time to extend the gifts of God’s mercy to others. And when I take my strength from the world around me, I have little strength left to explore the boundless depths of God’s mercy. Holy Spirit of God help me, like the Prodigal Son to be empty enough in my heart, mind, soul and strength to be filled with your mercy.
It is the Lord who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the Pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy. (Psalm 103:3,4)
If we stand before God’s mercy and drink of it, that will mean that the Our Father is a reality, not just a prayer that I say.
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.