Today’s Consuming Fire Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s Scriptures
Thirty First Sunday of Ordinary Time
In You Lord I Have Found My Peace
The Lord Jesus did not speak, but He inundated my soul with the sublime feeling of His presence. Without any words, He poured into my consciousness a feeling of peace: it has been a long time since I surrendered completely to Him.(November 11, 1962)
Today’s Readings: O LORD, my heart is not proud,
nor are my eyes haughty;
I busy not myself with great things,
nor with things too sublime for me.
R. In you, Lord, I have found my peace.
Nay rather, I have stilled and quieted
my soul like a weaned child.
Like a weaned child on its mother’s lap,
so is my soul within me. (Psalm 131)
Prayer Meditation: O Lord today’s first reading and Gospel refer to people who are a big deal- perhaps too big for their britches. The ones who exalt themselves and need to be humbled. And let’s not kid ourselves, it is not just religious leaders or people we see in the media, many times that is us because we forget You are God and we are not. But then we have in the middle this gem of a psalm- about the little souls who are not proud and who are not busy with things too great for them. The childlike who sit on Your Lap like a weaned child- who are not anxious and worried (Luke 10) about anything because they trust in You Lord and Our Blessed Mother. When we have lack of peace and find ourselves too much on our own minds we can always come back to that place of childlike abandonment, even if it has been a long time since we surrendered completely to You if ever. You are waiting to pour out Your Peace into our souls but You can’t if we are too full of ourselves. Lord we are nothing but You are all so come Lord Jesus into our hearts and souls in unison and harmony, fused in Your Will and in Your Love because Youi have hidden Yourself from the wise and revealed Yourself to little ones (Matthew 11).