Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Jeremiah 11: 18-20
Adoration: Christ Jesus, I commit my cause to you ...
It is easy to say, “Lord, I commit my cause to you,” and then rush off trying to solve all of life’s issues and persecutions with my own words, ideas and plans. Perhaps the most significant part of the Passion of Christ Jesus was his non-reaction to all the pokes and pushes, blows and blasphemies of his trial and crucifixion. When he was wrongly accused and tortured, he did not shoot back smart answers or try to escape. Like Jeremiah before him, Jesus committed his cause to God and clearly took refuge in his Father. God brought amazing grace out of terrifying evil, in the resurrection of the Christ and in the ministry of Jeremiah the prophet. Similarly today when I commit, we commit, our causes to the Lord, we open the door to God’s abundant mercies. Christ Jesus, I commit my cause to you. Christ Jesus, help my child, my friend, my colleague to commit their cause to you.
God is my shield who saves the upright in heart. (Psalm 7:10)
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.