Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
One of the most emphatic statements of Jesus to his disciples in the weeks before his death by crucifixion was that they were to ‘remain in his love’. How can I remain in the love of Christ Jesus? I can picture myself being enfolded in a mantle of the mercy of God walking Jesus’ journey through my life, despite weather and wind, battles or bumps, attacks or archipelagos. I can speak of Jesus’ love to others with stories and words born of experiences of Jesus’ faithfulness and help. And I can reach back into the love of Christ for strength and wisdom and reach out in Jesus’ love to others, with a deep, divine and ‘diving’ compassion like the love I myself have received from God. Will I draw my life-force from human knowledge and my own ideals, or remain in the love of Christ Jesus? Holy Spirit of Jesus, help me remain in your love.
Sing to the Lord a new song; Tell of his salvation from day to day. (Psalm 96:1-3)
My friends, instead of arming yourselves with words, extend your hands in prayer.
St . Athanasius
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.