Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Come, Holy Spirit! Fill my life with your love...
I can so often respond to others’ infirmity as my inconvenience, and allow resentments and unforgiveness to ‘dry out’ my life. Just as plants in the spring are designed to stretch and drink up the sunshine of longer days and spring rains, so I am designed, as a beloved child of God, whom Jesus prayed would be one with him and one with his Holy Father, to soak up the life-flow of the Holy Spirit. When I take time to breathe in, ‘Come, Holy Spirit’ and breathe out, ‘Fill my life with your love,’ the graces of purity, peace, patience and forgiveness begin to flow in the branches of my being –and on into my thoughts, words and relationships –bringing life to places that have long been dormant in my life. Today will I respond to others’ (and my own) infirmity as my inconvenience, or as opportunity for the Holy Spirit of God to speak to and heal hearts through prayer and love-aligned presence? Come, Holy Spirit! Fill my life with your love.
You show me the path of life. In your presence there is fullness of joy. (Psalm 16:11)
Love is larger than the walls which shut it in.
Corrie Ten Boom
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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.