Holy Spirit, help me finish the work you have given me to do by testifying to the good news of God’s grace...
Acts 20: 17-2_7 & John 17:1-11
Our life’s work –my life’s work –is primarily to bear witness to the grace and mercy of God. In fulfilling this purpose, I may give birth to books or buildings or other ‘lasting’ legacies, but human history has proven that in the end it is the love my life has expressed that has the most impact. What does this work of witnessing to the ‘good news’ look like? It shows up in my life as The Beatitudes – living in simplicity, humility, mercy, purity of heart, peace, embracing grief or even persecution and desiring only the rightness of God. Holy Spirit, help me, like Christ Jesus or even St. Paul, finish the work you have given me to do by testifying to the good news of God’s grace.
Blessed be God who daily bears us up; God is our salvation. (Psalm 68:19)
Jesus cannot give himself to us unless we welcome him into our hearts.
Jean Vanier in The Scandal of Service: Jesus Washes Our Feet
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.