“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Isaiah 26:4

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Trust in the Lord for ever,

for the Lord is the everlasting Rock.

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– Isaiah 26:4 (JB)

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REFLECTION…

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A person’s life can be built on many kinds of foundations:

on rock, on clay, on smoke, on air…

Only the Christian has a firm foundation which securely supports him:

the Lord is the everlasting Rock.

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Our life can be built safely only on Christ Himself,

our sole Hope,

our sure Foundation.

And this means, first of all, that we strive to identify our will with His.

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God’s will is the compass-needle

which at every moment accurately points the way that takes us to Him.

At the same time, this course is the path to our own happiness.

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The fulfilment of the Divine Will

also gives us tremendous fortitude to overcome obstacles.

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God’s Will is intimately bound up with meeting each day with a loving smile,

with the fulfilment of our duties no matter how difficult they are

and with the help, both supernatural and human, that we give to those at our side.

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The Christian acknowledges that God’s will is also shown

in those things He allows to happen that do not turn out as we had hoped.

They are often even directly opposed to our wishes

or apparently at variance with what we have perhaps prayed for fervently and perseveringly.

This is when we redouble our prayers

and fix our eyes more steadily on Jesus

as He fills us with hope

and helps us to steadfastly meet each day with a loving smile.

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QUOTE…

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“Is it what You want, Lord?

… Then it’s what I want too!”

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– St. Josemaria Escriva

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Lord, You are my Rock – not my will but Yours be done!

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***** Today’s reflection has been sourced from the seven-volume work “In Conversation with God” by Padre Francisco Fernandez Carvajal.
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