Today’s Consuming Fire Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s Scriptures
Memorial of Saint John Of The Cross
Close To The Brokenhearted
Jesus: “Do not fear. I will not allow anyone to harm you. If he
were able, together with his henchmen, he would have crushed you like dust. Be strong. The Holy Spirit will strengthen you.” (Jesus) (August 31,1962)
Today’s Readings: The LORD is close to the brokenhearted;
and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.
The LORD redeems the lives of his servants;
no one incurs guilt who takes refuge in him. (Psalm 34)
‘Prayer Meditation: Lord it seems like every day is a battle. We try to persevere but the truth is we try to do so much in our own power and we fall apart. And then we feel lost in our sins and our brokenness and we really can just feel so stuck! We can feel crushed by life and its demands and we say we are fine but we know we are not. But Lord, You did not mean for us to save ourselves! In today’s first Reading You promise, On that day
You need not be ashamed
of all your deeds,
your rebellious actions against me; (Zephaniah 3). And in the Gospel (Matthew 21) we hear that it is the sinners that will enter the Kingdom of Heaven before the so called righteous. The key is in the Psalm, to take refuge in You because You will not allow anyone or anything to harm us. So let us stop trying to rely on our own strength and ask for The Holy Spirit to strengthen us and may we stay fused in Your Divine Will confident that if we but ask You will forgive and heal everything inside of us that is not of You!