Being Peter

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

Third Sunday of Easter

Being Peter

The Lord Jesus told me that He had just given me, with wonderful strength, the grace of faith and confidence, because without these two virtues, no other virtues can take root in either me, or in any other soul. (Elizabeth) (March 24, 1963)

Today’s Readings: Peter was distressed that Jesus had said to him a third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep. Amen, amen, I say to you, when you were younger, you used to dress yourself and go where you wanted; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.” (John 21)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, how many times like Peter have we denied You? And how many times is it because we are lacking virtue- the virtues of fortitude and courage that overcome the need for human respect and help us overcome the fear of the unknown. Peter loved Jesus but Peter blew it when Our Lord needed him- sometimes isn’t that every one of us? And yet Lord, You never fail to reach out to us with love and You never deny us Your strength and Your grace- they are there for the asking. Peter was reminded as we all should be that we will increasingly face circumstances in our life we cannot control especially with aging- at the end of the day Our Lord asks each one of us if we love Him- and no matter how much we have blown it may we have the grace to answer Yes, Lord, You know that I love You and I trust in You!

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