Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
2 Corinthians 5:14-17
Christ Jesus, help me see others the way you see them...
In his letter to the Corinthians Paul stresses the new creation that results from living, and dying, and living again in Christ... “He died for us all, so that those who live might live no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised for them. From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view.” A human point of view looks upon another as competitor or perhaps as a victim or a tyrant, or even as an object to be looked down upon, or to be exulted beyond the ordinary. Christ’s point of view, though, looks up, into the eyes of a person whose feet he is (ever so gently) washing, calling him or her into renewed and abundant life. Am I prepared to wash the feet of the world with Christ, and (ever so gently) look upon human souls with love and mercy? Christ Jesus, help me see others the way you see them. Christ Jesus, help me see others as you see me.
Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. (Psalm 63:3)
‘Look into My Heart and see there the love and mercy which I have for human kind, and especially for sinners.’
Jesus to St. Faustina
Soli 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.