Today’s Consuming Fire Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s Scriptures
Feast of Saint Lawrence
A Grain of Wheat
“When you are in Heaven and from up there you contemplate the death of one of your children, you will be by his bed. Your drop of oil will fall on the empty lamp and the Flame of Love of the Blessed Virgin will be lit. (Jesus) (October 9, 1962)
Today’s Readings: Jesus said to his disciples: “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit. (John 12)
Prayer Meditation- Lord, on this feast day of Saint Lawrence we are reminded of the cost of discipleship. That to follow You means to die to ourselves- for Christians through the years and even now it meant literally laying down their lives as You did. For most of us to die means to lay down our own ideas, our own wills, maybe even our own dreams for Your dream for our life. Many of us who follow You Lord are still unopened seeds, so much potential, but held back by the fear of falling. Held back by our need for control. Yet Lord it is in this abandonment to Your Providence that we will produce the fruit that You intended for us to produce. It may be here in this life but it may very well be in the next- like St. Therese doing good from Heaven! Fiat Lord, Thy Will be done!