Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Not only are we/ am I to keep God’s decrees, but we are / I am to observe them diligently “so that it may go well with” us/ with me. When I merely keep the commandments of God, I can get away with knowing the letter of the law and shelving it, until it is convenient to pull it up from its niche in my mind and use it – perhaps in judgement of another. But when I observe the law, I am watchful or ‘mindful’ to do the Lord’s commandments –to love God and love others, day in and day out. Then I notice that indeed my life ‘goes well’ as it becomes ordered, lively, and full of meaning, like the lives of Mother Mary and all the saints of God, and of Christ Jesus when he lived as one of us on earth. Am I ready to observe the commandments of God at all times? Holy Spirit of God, help me diligently observe your law of love.
My God, my rock in whom I take refuge, my shield and the source of my salvation, my stronghold. (Psalm 18:2)
Be to me a patient Jesus, bearing with my faults, looking only to my intention.
Saint Mother Teresa of Kalcutta
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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.