Today’s Consuming Fire Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s Scriptures
Memorial of Saint John Vianney
Is Not His Mother Mary?
“My Mother, you must speak in my favor because I am miserable and a nobody. They do not pay attention to me even though I bring your words. What can I do? O Mother, again I ask that you be the one who speak. Your Divine Son promised that you would confirm what I do. I beg you, Most Holy Mother, act so that they pay attention to your constant pleas. Also, Mother, I am being consumed and I suffer because the priest you sent me to has not accepted your request.” (Mary) (May 17, 1962)
Today’s Readings: Jesus came to his native place and taught the people in their synagogue. They were astonished and said, “Where did this man get such wisdom and mighty deeds? Is he not the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother named Mary and his brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas? Are not his sisters all with us? Where did this man get all this?” And they took offense at him. (Matthew 13)
Prayer Meditation- O Lord we thank You and praise You and adore You because You have allowed Elizabeth Kindelmann to experience what You experienced which is rejection of what is just too familiar. The hometown boy come back to the synagogue and the local widow who everyone knows as a simple mother and grandmother have much in common. As a matter of fact those of who have tried to get the Flame of Love message out to family, friends, coworkers, parishioners may have experienced the same thing! Because how can someone so familiar and ordinary like us be the bearers of a mission from You? And yet it is the meek who will inherit the Earth and it is exactly the “little ones” who You are seeking to be “Our Lady’s little rabble” who You have called for Your purpose. So let us compassionate You Lord because most people, especially the religious people, went on to reject You. Let us know how blessed we are to suffer for the Name (Acts 5) and for Our Lady’s Cause because we can be confident that You are spinning all of these contradictions into pure gold for the salvation of souls. St John Vianney, patron of parish priests pray for us!