Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Like the woman who wanted to enshrine the womb that bore Jesus and the breasts that fed him as a baby, I sometimes want to hold to my self various religious sacramentals – rosaries, prayer forms, books, images, iconic video clips or audio recordings and etcetera, because of the warm fuzzy feelings I get from them. But Jesus calls us a Christians not to litter our lives with sacramental remembrances, but to listen to his message in the moment, given to us through scripture, through prayer, through the singing of hymns and spiritual songs meditation and participation in public worship. And he calls us to live out the Word of God in our lives in real time, in real relationships, wherever we happen to be. Will I allow myself to be side-tracked with sentimentalities or will I rigorously seek out and live into the living Word of God? Holy Spirit of Jesus, guide me beyond sentimentalism into a rigorous faith.
Seek the Lord and his strength. Seek the Lord continually. (Psalm 105:4)
From humility of heart proceed serenity of mind, gentleness of conduct, interior peace and every good work.
St. Paul of the Cross
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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.