Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Mark 9. 2-10
Like Peter, in the ‘mountain top’ moments of life, when I know beyond the shadows who Jesus is, it is easy to believe in his amazing love and care for me and for all of humanity. And like Peter, it is when I come down from the mountain, into the humdrum world of ordinary things that it is most challenging to remember that Jesus is the Lord of life and calls me to love with all of its liveliness and light. How do I live out on the bottom of the mountain, what I have seen at the top? By listening to the beloved Son of God. Jesus, too, lived through the common toils of ‘ordinary’ days, and coaches us continually as we follow him to be ‘joyful in hope’ and to generously pour out our lives for others. What is Jesus telling me about my life today? Holy Spirit of God, help me listen to your Beloved Son.
You will do well to be attentive to [this prophetic message] as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. (2 Pete 1:19)
What ! Do you wish to know your Lord’s meaning in this thing? Know it well, love was his meaning. Who reveals it to you? Love. What did he reveal to you? Love. Why does he reveal it to you? For Love.
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.