of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Complete Joy

Complete Joy

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

Memorial of Saint Athanasius

Complete Joy

“Be My servant! Be always joyful! Every day that you serve Me must be a feast. Do not let anyone or anything that disturbs your cheerful spirit come near your soul. Take good care of your nuptial garment and let it radiate happiness. Wherever you go, let it be felt that you partake every day in the heavenly banquet (Jesus) (August 16, 1962)

Today’s Readings: If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love,
just as I have kept my Father’s commandments
and remain in his love. “I have told you this so that
my joy might be in you and
your joy might be complete.

Prayer Meditation- O Lord so often we do not think of this about You but You really want to have joy in us- complete joy! I have heard it said that a sure sign of the Holy Spirit in a soul is joy! And in Your Word You tell us that the joy of the Lord is our strength (Nehemiah 8:10), that joy comes in the morning (Psalm 30) and that joy is the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5). So why often do we let life steal our joy? Lord may we have a cheerful spirit and may we radiate happiness because we partake every day in the heavenly banquet at Mass if we so choose and as St. Teresa of Avila has said so perfectly save us from gloomy saints!