Today’s Consuming Fire Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s Scriptures
Friday of the Twentieth Week of Ordinary Time
Love, Love, Love!
Why do you prefer some passing goal? Do you not trust the value of sufferings? I give value to your sufferings and it causes Me sorrow if you do not appreciate them. I would think that you are not accepting them with love. Without love, even great things have no value.” (Jesus) (August 16, 1962)
You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.” (Matthew 22)
Prayer Meditation- Lord in today’s Gospel, the Pharisees tried to trip You up by asking You which is the greatest law. You told them as You tell us now that the greatest of these is love! (1 Corinthians 13). Love for You with all that we have followed by love for our neighbor because You created them and loved them first! Lord, love can be a word that gets thrown around- the Beatles sing love, love, love, all you need is love! How many songs on the radio about love? But Lord, Your Love is perfect- it drives out all fear (1 John 4:18) and You ask us to return that love to You with all of our hearts! Because even the smallest acts done for You and our neighbor with great love is what You are asking of us!