Leviticus 19: 1-18
To love one’s neighbour is not simple. Left to my own devices I quickly fall into self-centred and unforgiving thoughts words and actions, that lead to complex he said – I said scenarios and a mixed bag of emotions. But when I look to the Lord, take time to notice how he deals so mercifully with me and then mirror his actions and words, I find myself being more gentle, more forgiving, more kind and less judgemental. In the end, when I let the Holy Spirit lead me, I have untold peace as I align my behaviour with his. Lord God, help me love as you love.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. (Psalm 19:14)
Prayer is not asking for what you think you want, but asking to be changed in ways you can’t imagine.
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.