All We Have

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

Memorial of Saint Alphonsus Liguori

All We Have

On the way, I kept adoring Him. When I entered the bakery, I remembered that it was Saturday and I asked, “Do you still have bread?” They said, “No.” I was scared. What will happen now? When I was about to leave, I heard them call me. They had reserved a bread, but the one for whom they had set it aside did not come to get it. At once, I said, “My adorable Jesus.” He said: Jesus: “I am that one. Do you see? The time you spend with Me should not harm your family.” (Elizabeth/Jesus) (February 14, 1965)

Today’s Readings: When it was evening, the disciples approached him and said,
“This is a deserted place and it is already late;
dismiss the crowds so that they can go to the villages
and buy food for themselves.”
He said to them, “There is no need for them to go away;
give them some food yourselves.”
But they said to him,
“Five loaves and two fish are all we have here.”
Then he said, “Bring them here to me,” (Matthew 14)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, today we read two parallel stories. One disciple, Elizabeth, spent too much time in Adoration as if there is such a thing, and was risking missing out on the last loaf of bread for her family at the bakery. The others followed You to a deserted place but now it was dinner time with not a restaurant in sight. As disciples we come to You with all we have- the five loaves of our devotion, the two fish of our poverty because without You we are nothing. And that is right where You want us- not self sufficient but dependent on You for our daily bread! And You ask us to bring those loaves and two fish to You because it is not our job to feed the five thousand although sometimes we may think that it is. It is our job to bring all that we have to all that You Are- infinite abundance and infinite love and always enough!

person holding baked bread