Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Who am I, each of us asks at critical junctures of our lives. Where do I come from, where am I going? I can explore a wide variety of possibilities, by thinking, conversing with others, and doing all kinds of things, and still be no closer to an answer. But when Jesus asked his disciples “Who do you say that I am?” he was in fact not trying to find out who He was – he already knew that he was the Son of God, who was the Son of Man –but rather, inviting the disciples to know who they were. The more I realize who Jesus is, as the only begotten Son of God, consubstantial with the Father, Son of Mary, Prince of Peace, proclaimer of the Kingdom of Heaven, healer of the sick, Redeemer of the world, and etcetera, the more I real-ize who I am. When I know that I am the ‘younger sibling’ of Jesus, as a beloved daughter of God, I have my older brother to look up to, to learn from, and tolead me into becoming the woman of God I am designed to be. Will I rely on my own devices or on Jesus’ example to help me realize who I am? Holy Spirit of Jesus, help me realize, help me real-ize, who you are.
Seek the Lord while he may be found. Call upon him while he is near. (Isaiah 55:6)
A Christian, in terms of his or her deepest identity, is a saint, a spiritually born child of God, a divine masterpiece, a child of light, a citizen of heaven. Every man, every woman, is somebody because he, because she, is a child of God.
Martin Luther King, Jr. in You are a Child of God
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Soli ad gloriam Dei
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.