of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Author: <span>Jill Metz</span>

Author: Jill Metz

Feeling Righteous?

Today’s Consuming Fire Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s Scriptures Saturday of the First Week in Ordinary Time Feeling Righteous? My Elizabeth, I want you to pray so the number of repentant and grateful souls may grow from day to day.” …

WEEK ONE – FRIDAY – JANUARY 14, 2022 – THE PARALYZED MAN (MK 2:1-12)

Prayer:   Come, Holy Spirit.  Give me friends with great faith. Imagination: Picture Jesus healing the paralyzed man. Context:             The next five stories contain controversies which allow Jesus to make a solemn pronouncement (the high point of each story).  This reveals Jesus’ prerogatives.  In this story, Jesus proclaims that he has the power to …

He Saw Their Faith

Today’s Consuming Fire Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s Scriptures Friday of the First Week In Ordinary Time He Saw Their Faith The souls that make reparation and faithfully follow My desires are so few.” (Jesus) (October 18, 1962) Today’s Readings: …

WEEK ONE – THURSDAY – JANUARY 13, 2022 – CLEANSING A LEPER (MK 1:40-45)

Prayer:    Come, Holy Spirit. Help me to believe that Jesus can cleanse me. Imagination:  Picture Jesus cleansing the leper. Context:             Mark provides no geographical setting for this miracle. His goal is to show Jesus’ power and how his fame quickly spreads.  Jesus tries to avoid this publicity. Gospel Text:  (Read slowly, possibly …

WEEK ONE – WEDNESDAY – JANUARY 12, 2022 – MULTIPLE HEALINGS (MK 1:29-39)

Prayer:   O Jesus, let me experience your healing power. Imagination: Picture Jesus surrounded by the sick seeking to be healed. Context:             Jesus’ powers are diverse. He heals many illnesses and casts out all kinds of demons.  They do not shout out because Jesus quiets them.  When his work is finished, He walks …

Early To Rise

Today’s Consuming Fire Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s Scriptures Wednesday of the First Week of Ordinary Time Early To Rise At the dawn prayer, while I was meditating, I saw again the penetrating glance of the Lord’s eyes. (Elizabeth) (January …

WEEK ONE – TUESDAY – JANUARY 11, 2022 – AN EXORCISM IN THE SYNAGOGUE (MK 1:21-28)

Prayer:   Come Holy Spirit.  Set me free from the Kingdom of Darkness. Imagination:   Picture Jesus in a synagogue setting the man free from the unclean spirit. Context:             Mark groups his stories by geography.  The next few stories take place at Capernaum and provide a quick overview of Jesus’ activities.  Jesus’ ministry begins in …

Quieting Our Souls

Today’s Consuming Fire Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s Scriptures Tuesday of the First Week of Ordinary Time Quieting Our Souls He also told me to maintain the quiet and peace of my soul because Satan wants to strip me of …

WEEK ONE – MONDAY – JANUARY 10, 2022 – JESUS’ FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE (MK 1:14-20)

Prayer: Lord Jesus, invite me today to be your disciple. Imagination: Picture Jesus calling his first disciples along the Sea of Galilee. Context             This gospel text begins “After John was arrested” and it records Jesus’ first homily of his public ministry.  He repeats John’s teaching that the reign of God has …

Following Jesus

Today’s Consuming Fire Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s Scriptures Monday of the First Week of Ordinary Time Following Jesus The souls that make reparation and faithfully follow My desires are so few. (Jesus) (October 18, 1962) Today’s Readings: Jesus said …

SUNDAY (C), JANUARY 9 2022 – BAPTISM OF THE LORD – BAPTIZING WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT (LK 3:15-16; 21-22)

Prayer:   Holy Spirit, pour out your fire. Imagination: Picture Jesus after his baptism. Context: In Luke, the crowds play a large role.  They are filled with anticipation.  Also, they get baptized before Jesus does. The two central points are Jesus’ power to baptize with the Holy Spirit and fire, and the heavenly …

Put On Christ

Today’s Consuming Fire Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s Scriptures The Baptism Of The Lord Put On Christ “In Baptism, My heavenly Father gave all of you the most beautiful robe of sanctifying grace. In spite of this, you do not …

SATURDAY, JANUARY 8, 2022 – THE BAPTIST COMES ON THE SCENE (JN 3:22-30)

Prayer:   Come Holy Spirit. Help me to prepare to increase my life in Jesus.  Imagination: Picture yourself at the Jordan with John. Context: Luke has told the stories of Jesus infancy, ending with Jesus being lost in the temple.  The next 18 years are Jesus’ hidden life.  Now the drama opens and …

Getting Out Of The Way

Today’s Consuming Fire Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s Scriptures Saturday After Epiphany Getting Out of the Way Sacrifice and prayer! These are your instruments. The goal is to bring about the powerful work of salvation! (Jesus) (July 22-23, 1963) Today’s …

FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2022 – CLEANSING A LEPER (LK 5:12-16)

Prayer: Come, Holy Spirit.  Help me to believe that Jesus can cleanse me. Imagination: Picture Jesus cleansing the leper. Context: In these early stages of Jesus’ ministry, Mark wants to show his great power.  There is no controversy surrounding the healing because Jesus has not made any enemies yet. Although the man …

Grace Poured Out

Today’s Consuming Fire Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s Scriptures Friday After Epiphany Grace Poured Out Jesus: “You see, such is the soul that recollects before My altar but which, for years, has not kept itself clean. It does not look …

THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2022 – IN THE NAZARETH SYNAGOGUE (LK 4:14-22)

Prayer: O Jesus, send the Spirit of the Father upon me. Imagination:   Picture Jesus teaching in the synagogue. Context: Having overcome Satan’s three temptations, Jesus begins his public ministry. Other gospels record this visit to the synagogue but Luke gives it preeminence. This is Jesus’ inauguration address and highlights all …

Set Me Free

Today’s Consuming Fire Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s Scriptures Thursday After Epiphany Set Me Free You know how my Heart is immensely in pain. Satan is sweeping souls away in a terrifying way.(Mary ) (May 14, 1962) Today’s Readings: The …

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2022 – WALKING ON THE WATER (MK 6:45-52)

Prayer: O Jesus, come to me when the waves threaten my boat. Imagination: Picture the disciples in the boat, seeing Jesus on the water. Context: These early stories of Mark’s gospel reveal to the disciples who Jesus is.  However, even as they see the miracles, they do not understand.  For some reason, …