Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Instead of lazily minding my own business, God asks me to do justice, that is, to be actively and constantly engaged in bringing myself and my community, my communities, into line with God’s truth and mercy. Instead of giving up great sacrifices and offering fancy gifts (10 rosaries! lots of my money! hours of my time to the church!) God calls me to love kindness so much that it becomes my default attitude, and to enter into his great mercy for humanity, in all of its wrinkled, soiled and raw forms. Instead of bowing down and cow-towing before society’s famous and successful heroes, the church’s hierarchy, or those who say they have power and control over me, God beckons me to walk humbly with him along all the byways and highways of my life’s journey. Will I actively seek to do the will of God in this way? Holy Spirit, help me to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with my God.
Restore us again, O God of our salvation. (Psalm 85:4)
Take God for your [father] and friend and walk with him continually, and you will not sin and will learn to love, and the things you must do will work out prosperously for you.
St. John of the Cross
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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.