Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
path. (Psalm 119)
The Easter Mystery says it all. Christ has died! Life happens! Sin and death crucify us over and over again. Christ is risen! Oh yes, but Jesus rose from the tomb! We have hope because, if Jesus could rise from torture and death from his crucifixion, he gives us hope in the certainty that God’s Mercy can overcome the worst that can happen to us. Desertion, persecution, misunderstanding, addictions, despair, desperation, depression and even death itself can be overcome by the attentive Love and Grace of God. Christ has will come again. Christ Jesus comes into our lives again and again. Every time we breathe his name, in prayer and look to Him, Jesus will come to us as he did to his disciples waiting in the Upper Room and continuing their lives in Galilee. Will I trust the coming of Jesus and notice the freshness of His Holy Spirit present in and through joyful times as well as the overwhelming times of my life’s journey? Holy Spirit of Jesus, help me notice your risen presence in my life.
And the one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what is pleasing to him. (John 8:30)
To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.
St. Teresa of Calcutta
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.