Evidence Of Things Unseen

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

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Evidence of Things Unseen

“Accept faithfully the sacrifices that I ask of you for My Cause. Many ask repeatedly to share in My works, but when they must accept a sacrifice from My own hands, they are afraid of Me.” (Jesus) (March 4-7, 1962)

Today’s Readings: Brothers and sisters: Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen. Because of it the ancients were well attested. (Hebrews 11)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, faith is the evidence of things unseen. We read in the second reading about how Abraham walked in faith even when he could not see what was ahead. We are also asked to walk in faith- to accept the sacrifices You are asking of us in our daily lives. Lord we are often so afraid of these crosses- illness, family trouble, financial difficulties, we just want to pray them away. And it is fine of course to pray for healing but at the same time how are we behaving in the valley? Are we walking in union with You knowing that You will walk with us through any dark night? Or do we start to lose faith and hope. In Luke’s Gospel today you tell us not to be afraid, as we are Your little flock and where our treasure is our hearts will be. Are You and the Kingdom of Heaven our treasure or are we wasting time in our own pursuits because we believe Your coming is long delayed? Lord help us to remember we are sojourners here on our way to Heaven. You are always faithful Lord, help us to be faithful in our walk each day.

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