Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
1 Corinthians 10: 1-12
When my focus is on fulfilling my desire for possessions, plans and prominence, then I will use (or waste) my time and energy to chase and obtain these things and, like the Israelites, will always find something to complain about. But when my greatest desire is for mercy-full relationships –with God and with others –then my time and energy spent in connecting with God and others is never wasted and instead of engaging in judgement and acrimony, I become engaged in such eternally fruitful pursuits as prayer, patience, and service. What is truly the desire of my heart; do I desire above relationship, with God, with the earth, with family with colleagues, and with the world at large, that are full of mercy? Holy Spirit of God, help me desire not passing things, but mercy-full relationship.
Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. (Matthew 25:40)
Every sacrifice which your soul makes, every good it does is directed to God for the sanctification of all.
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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.