Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
A Blessed and Joyous Christmas Season and a Happy, Healthy, and Holy New Year to you and your family!
Today’s society presents a wilderness experience with many twisting trails criss-crossing its barren deserts and cliffs of slippery shale. So often this wilderness of technology, ever-new stories of death and mass destruction, genetic modifications and shifting constitutions seems to be impenetrable and unwelcoming. Yet present day civilization is still made up of men, women and children who are still beloved sons and daughters of God, made in his image, and designed to love and to be loved. When a man, woman, or child walks with Christ, in the fullness of the Holy Spirit, Jesus’ life will always be nurtured within, and that person will begin to live abundantly and fruitfully. When I step out into the wilderness that is our present civilization, will I tremble in fear at the desolate shifting sands and slippery rockslides before me, or will I, like John the Baptist, enter into the highways and byways, and make straight a way for the Lord to enter into the experience of humanity? Christ Jesus, help me make straight the way for you in the wilderness.
May God make his face to shine upon us, that your way may be known upon earth. (Psalm 67)
I said to the man who stood at the Gate of the Year,
"Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown."
And he replied, "Go out into the darkness, and put your hand into the hand of God.
That shall be to you better than light, and safer than a known way."
Minnie Louise Haskins, “God Knows”
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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.