Today’s Consuming Fire Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s Scriptures
Memorial of St. Charles Borromeo
God’s Seating Chart
I know, I see your thoughts, your efforts, by which you want to satisfy My Divine Request and Will. This is enough for Me. I never seek results from you, Elizabeth. I tell you this so you are humbled. In these days and in these difficult times, you have a need for greater and more frequent humiliations. I know this. Therefore, I send you everything to bathe your soul in humiliation because without it, I could not guarantee the purity of your soul.” (Jesus) (March 16, 1966)
Today’s Readings: Rather, when you are invited,
go and take the lowest place
so that when the host comes to you he may say,
‘My friend, move up to a higher position.’
Then you will enjoy the esteem of your companions at the table.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled,
but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” (Luke 14)
Prayer Meditation- Lord we thank You and praise You for today’s Gospel! In it is the great parable about always seeking the lowest place. Typically, we do quite the opposite- when we want to attend a concert or sporting event we concern ourselves with the seating chart. Will be close up or in the cheap seats? There are whole industries supported by the need to sit in the front row with ridiculous sums of money paid. Everyone wants the place of honor but in God’s economy it is quite the opposite. In Rediscovering Jesus, Matthew Kelly writes about Jesus Airlines, where the “common folks” are seated in first class. Quite the opposite of the world. Lord help us to die to our flesh and the need to exalt ourselves and let us always seek the lowest place, knowing that you will exalt us if it is Your Will. Let us accept all humiliations as a form of purification of our souls, not in Purgatory, but here on Earth so that Your Divine Will would reign in us! And let us remain confident that in Heaven Your Seating Chart will place us exactly where You have meant for us to be from all Eternity if we cooperate with Your Grace right here right now!