Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
2 Timothy 1:1-12
A special measure of God’s grace is given to each Christian at Baptism. But with the wear and tear of everyday life and an odd crisis or two, it is easy to let the fire of God’s mercy be dampened within my heart and mind. Paul encouraged Timothy to take responsibility for his own health and welfare, by rekindling, or feeding the fire of the Holy Spirit in his soul through study of scriptures, prayer and doing daily tasks “with gentleness born of wisdom” (James 3:13). Does the gift of God within me need rekindling? How will I deliberately rekindle the gift of God’s grace as I think and move and have my being? Holy Spirit, help me rekindle the gift of God that is within me.
The love of God has been poured into our hearts through the Spirit of God dwelling within us. (Romans 5:5)
God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline.
St. Paul II Timothy 1:7
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.