Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
Mark 12:38-44 & 2 Timothy 4:1-8
God’s ways are not our ways, until we see with his eyes and so love with his heart. As the Son of God who was the Son of Man, Jesus saw into human hearts with the eyes of God. In the economy of his Father the best seats, the largest robes and many bowing admirers are of no account, a liability rather than an asset. So, too, with showy offerings; the two little copper coins of a ‘nobody’ widow count much more to the Son of God than offerings of ‘a lot of money’. Indeed, as Paul tells his protégée Timothy, the ultimate goal in life is restoring one’s connection with God rather than amassing wealth or even giving it away. The victory prize in God’s sight is being put right with him. Am I prepared to see with the eyes, and the heart, of Jesus: am I willing to let Jesus (upset and) change my system of values in order to align my heart with his? Teach me to see with your eyes, O Lord.
Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all day long. (Psalm 25:1,2)
Faith liberates. It liberates love and hope. If I am free to love and free to hope, what more do I want of life?
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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.