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Accepting Our Cross With Love

Accepting Our Cross With Love

Today’s Consuming Fire Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s Scriptures

Memorial of St. Padre Pio

Accepting Our Cross With Love

Jesus: “Ask for abundant graces. The more you ask, the more you will receive. Ask for others and do not fear that you ask for too much! I am happy when I give more. Even your desires make Me happy. Accept faithfully the sacrifices that I ask of you for My Cause. Many ask repeatedly to share in My works, but when they must accept a sacrifice from My own hands, they are afraid of Me. (March 4-7, 1962)

Today’s Readings: Once when Jesus was praying in solitude,
and the disciples were with him,
he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?”
They said in reply, “John the Baptist; others, Elijah;
still others, ‘One of the ancient prophets has arisen.’”
Then he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
Peter said in reply, “The Christ of God.”(Luke 9)

Prayer Meditation-O Lord today we honor a great saint, Saint Padre Pio who knew that to share in Your Works was to sacrifice. He knew and embraced the Cross for Your Glory and to save souls! And Lord, just as the times when You walked the Earth, Padre Pio endured public attention, scrutiny, and rejection in union with You! Lord, so many of us can declare with St. Peter that You are the Christ but what do we say and do when we hear about the Cross as the disciples did after this declaration of faith? Do we become afraid or do we trust in You? So yes Lord, may we share in Your Works but may we also accept with love the crosses You send our way as they come to us formed by Your Own Hands for our sanctification and Your Glory! May we always pray, hope, and not worry as our Saint of the day has instructed us!