Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
1 Corinthians 15:54-58
As I leave church after Mass It sounds good to me, being ‘steadfast and unshakable’ - and then the reality of family failings and a wobbling world come to roost. Again I lash out with raw emotional responses that are far from calm and collected. But I must remember that with each personal insult, with each loaded incident, there is a time of choice. I can always choose to be swept into the anger, fear and grief of the moment. Or I can deliberately turn my heart, my soul, and yes, even my body towards the face of my Redeemer in an attitude of adoration rather than consternation, looking for life rather than death. This stance of reaching for love and mercy makes my being at once flexible enough to dodge the bullets of evil and to stand steadfast and unshakable in the warmth of the Grace of God. Will I writhe and wither in the war between good and evil, or will I stand steadfast and unshakable, rooted and grounded in Christ to deal with whatever life brings my way? Holy Spirit of Jesus, help me remain steadfast and unshakeable in your love.
It is good to give thanks to the Lord… to declare your steadfast love in the morning and your faithfulness by night. (Psalm 92:1-2)
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence.
Sts. Teresa of Kolkata
Soli ad gloriam
Gospel Mystery of the Day on FaceBook
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.