Today’s Consuming Fire Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s Scriptures
Tuesday of the Twenty Eighth Week of Ordinary Time
From The Inside Out
My hair is soaked in blood. My feet are chapped from having followed you. I constantly stretch out My hand asking for help. I go from heart to heart and I receive only a small donation. Then they quickly close the door of their heart and I can hardly cast a glance inside. (Jesus) (May 2, 1962)
Did not the maker of the outside also make the inside?
But as to what is within, give alms,
and behold, everything will be clean for you.” (Luke 11)
Prayer Meditation- O Lord we do so much to make the outside of our lives pretty and neat! Even the faithful can be just putting on a show if we don’t address what we are inside- full of judgment and self-absorption, jealousy and indifference and sometimes even hate. You relentlessly pursue our hearts longing to come inside and cleanse us of our infirmities yet we shut You out! We place You in whatever neat little compartment we have for “religion” rather than opening wide our hearts. O Lord let us give You our everything- alms not only of treasure but of our time and talents used for You and with You in service to You each day in the distressing disguise of our neighbors! Such acts of charity come only from a heart that burns with Your Flame of Love- Lord purify us from the inside out!