Today’s Consuming Fire Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s Scriptures
Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time
In The Whispers- Not The Noise
That same day, the Lord Jesus also spoke in the great silence of my soul. His voice was like a whisper: Jesus: “Be careful, My little one. Renounce yourself entirely. Give yourself totally to Me. You know that I want no evil to enter your heart. With My sufferings, I paid a great price for you, for your soul. Let nothing make you lose the graces which I am constantly giving you. Be careful. The Evil One wants to enter without notice and, as a ravaging animal, destroy the powers of your soul.” (Jesus) (May 17, 1962)
Today’s Readings: A strong and heavy wind was rending the mountains
and crushing rocks before the LORD—
but the LORD was not in the wind.
After the wind there was an earthquake—
but the LORD was not in the earthquake.
After the earthquake there was fire—
but the LORD was not in the fire.
After the fire there was a tiny whispering sound.
When he heard this,
Elijah hid his face in his cloak
and went and stood at the entrance of the cave. (1 Kings 19)
Prayer Meditation- Lord, today we live in a lot of noise. There is the constant din of the media and opinions all of which can do nothing but confuse and make us anxious. We may even try to interpret the signs of the times in terms of war and chaos and catastrophe. And yet Lord, You are not in the earthquake, You are not in wind, and You are not in the fire. But You are in the silence and in the whispers that You constantly speak to our battered souls. And while we drown like Peter in today’s Gospel (Matthew 14) whenever we take our eyes off You, You will always lift us up when we call out Your Name so that we can let go of the noise and the baggage.