Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Over the course of the last four months, as wars and rumors of wars, celestial events, natural disasters, unexpected deaths of people close –and raw relationships –have washed over and through my life, I have felt overwhelmed to say the least. More specifically I have felt inadequate and weak, and often very much alone. King David it seems was similarly bogged down in life when he wrote Psalm 105 and knew the One to turn to when nothing makes sense and everything seems to be wobbling out of control. Seek the strength of the Lord; seek his presence continually. What to do when nothing makes sense anymore and it is a challenge to even waken to a new morning? Seek. As much as I seek the strength of the Lord, I can again rise to any occasion. And when I search for the presence of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, not now and again, but continually, then I gradually realize that I am not alone facing the giants of the day; God is with me, (God is with us) in so many ways. Will I wander in weakness and loneliness, or will I actively seek the strength of the Lord, and his presence – at all times? Holy Spirit of Father God, help me seek your strength and your presence continually.
Today when you hear God’s voice, harden not your hearts. (Psalm 95:7,8)
Often remind yourself that you are in the presence of God.
St. John Baptist de la Salle
Soli ad gloriam
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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.