Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
I have received so much grace in my life! The question is, have I lived as a graced, beloved child of God. It is so easy to fall into acedia which is “The temptation to make nonsense out of the moral life...and nihilism... the dislocation of the human person from the universe of being.”  The Lord in speaking to the churches in the book of Revelation pinpoints decay, or acedia, in many people who identified as followers of Jesus. Some had a name for being alive but were dead. Some had a tepid faith that was neither hot nor cold. Some claimed that they were rich, had prospered and needed nothing, but were in reality wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. And some were worthy, who had ‘not soiled their clothes’. Have I fallen into the trap of acedia, or am I a worthy follower of Christ Jesus? Holy Spirit, help me wake up and strengthen what remains and is on the point of death.
O Lord, who may abide in your tent? ... Those who walk blamelessly. (Psalm 15:1)
Man’s freedom is his capacity to accomplish good acts easily, joyously, and lastingly. This freedom is defined by the attraction of the good [for humankind].
Jean-Charles Nault, The Noonday Devil: Acedia, the Unnamed Evil of Our Times
 Jean-Charles Nault, O.S.B, The Noonday Devil: Acedia the Unnamed Evil of Our Times, Ignatius Press, 2015, P.108 -109
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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.