Today’s Consuming Fire Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s Scriptures
Wednesday of the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time
A Cheerful Giver
“They are bored. They live in wasteful laziness, seeking only their own comfort. They exclude Me from their lives, taking every opportunity to hide like cowards and to deceive themselves. They act as if they were not My workers. O unhappy ones, how can you give an account of your wasted time?” (Jesus) (October 4, 1962)
Today’s Readings: Brothers and sisters, consider this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each must do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Corinthians 9)
Prayer Meditation- Lord how stingy we can be, even those who feel called to work in Your Vineyard. We can get stuck in our comfort zones and find that much like the Church in Ephesus we have lost our first love (Revelations 2). We forget we are called to evangelize others through our witness of joy, peace and love. As St. Teresa of Avila exclaimed God save us from dour faced saints! Let us sow bountifully today with cheerfulness and not with sadness or compulsion. You love a cheerful giver!