Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Holy Spirit of God help me realize my worth to you…
The Creator’s special care for us as human beings is at the foundation of our relationship to God, to Creation, and to our fellow inuqatigiit, the people we live on earth with. In the midst of addressing the hypocrisy of the religious establishment of his times, Jesus reminded his listeners to always consider that each of us is known, named and noticed in detail by our Father in heaven. Jesus makes it clear that each man, woman and child is worth a great deal to God. When I consider how worthy I am to love, and to be loved, because of who I am as a child of God, I then find it easier to interact with others in a respectful way. Unfortunately in these times of ‘virtual reality’ and our abject disconnection from the rest of creation, it is easy to descend into the darkness of not understanding my worthiness in God’s eyes. But as much as I patiently regard the days and ways of the natural world and the beautiful details of each human being, I am able to real-ize, what it is to live into, the worth I have in God’s eyes. Will I take time to consider my intrinsic worth to God? Holy Spirit of God, help me realize my worth to you.
Like a deer that years for running streams, so my soul is yearning for you, my God; my soul is thirsting for God, the living God. (Psalm 42)
Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul.
Saint Theresa of Avila
Soli ad gloriam
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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.