Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Luke 1:67-79 & John 1:1-18
Holy Spirit of God, guide my steps into the way of peace...
The shepherds not only heard the angels proclaim the glory of Christ Jesus’ birth, but their footsteps took them along the way of peace to the cave to behold Joseph and Mary and their new-born baby, the saviour of the world wrapped in swaddling cloths laying on a mound of fresh hay in a feeding trough. In this holy and humble place on that night long ago the Prince of Peace quietly and gently established his kingdom of uncompromising and uncomplicated Mercy and Truth, that we might receive ‘grace upon grace’. Having heard the Glory of God proclaimed again this Christmas will I, like the shepherds, the wisemen, and the saints of all ages, take steps along the way to profound and lasting peace, to the Prince of Peace? Holy Spirit of God, guide my steps into the way of peace.
Remember what the holy God has done, and give thanks to him.
He became what we are so that he might make us what he is.
Saint Athanasius of Alexandria c.300 A.D.
A Joyful and a Blessed Christmas season to you and your family!
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Soli ad 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.