Deceiving Ourselves

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


Feast of The Holy Innocents

Deceiving Ourselves

The Evil One will disturb your thoughts, he will make you unsure of your actions. By his words, he will suggest every kind of foul deeds and he will flood you with terrible torments. He wants to deceive you so you abandon your humble devotion. (Jesus) (January 13, 1964)


Today’s Readings: If we say, “We are without sin,” we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we acknowledge our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from every wrongdoing. If we say, “We have not sinned,” we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. (1 John 1)


Prayer Meditation- At first Lord the juxtaposition of the first reading, about walking in the light and forgiveness, seems to contrast with the violence of the Gospel- the loss of the Holy Innocents. But Lord, how we deceive ourselves! We say in our world today that we have no sin- that a baby is a choice, that life has meaning only when it is of value and can be productive for society, that fulfillment of our selves is the highest good no matter the cost of over 60 million innocent lives in the United States of America. Lord, we have been deceived and have abandoned You in today’s culture, yet if we acknowledge our sins, even if we were personally deceived to sin against life at some time in our lives, You will forgive us anything and cleanse us from all wrongdoing. Lord Jesus heal our land!