Today’s Consuming Fire Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s Scriptures
Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
His Kind of Perfect
If we refer to the Flame of Love, the Lord Jesus will enlighten our intellect to know what we must do, for example, how we can choose between two things and which is the most perfect and represents the Will of God. (Elizabeth) (July 11,1975)
Today’s Readings: But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what recompense will you have? Do not the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet your brothers only, what is unusual about that? Do not the pagans do the same? So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Matthew 5)
Prayer Meditation- Lord it seems so daunting, nay, impossible to be perfect as You are perfect. Might as well give up now because Lord, really do You know who You are talking to? We want to love our enemies and to do good but that flesh, that concupiscence just gets in the way. Lord, how do we do this because You do not ask the impossible, everything is possible with You! (Matthew 19:23) As Your ways are not our ways (Isaiah 55) is it possible that Your Perfect is not our perfect? You are not looking for anxious perfectionism but the kind of Perfect that drives out all fear! (1 John 4:18). Lord, helps us to slow down and quiet our little monkey minds so that we can let You enlighten our intellect to know what we must do and what is most perfect and represents Your Divine Will! Lord God help us to be still and know that You are God (Psalm 46:10) and we are not!