Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
It is easy to become complacent about the existence of both evil and good, and to simply accept the existence of each with a mediocre and a luke-warm attitude. But through his prophetic messages to us, both in ancient and present times, God constantly calls us back to a purity of heart that hates and turns away from evil and loves and nurtures all that is good. We are to fill our minds with whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely and honorable as St. Paul says (Philippians 4:8, GNT) Will I spend my life’s energy merely acknowledging the existence of, or focusing on, the evil around me, or will I fix my heart, mind, soul and strength on the good gifts of God’s grace? Holy Spirit of God, help me hate evil and love good that I might live.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and sustain in me a willing (and a trusting) spirit. (Psalm 51:12)
Rest in the goodness of God, for that goodness reaches to the depths of our needs.
Julian of Norwich
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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.