Today’s Consuming Fire
Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s
Thursday of the Twentieth Week of Ordinary Time
Many Are Invited But Few Are Chosen
Jesus: “You know, do you not, that I invited you to My private war camp? Do not be attracted by the passing comfort of this world. The coming of My Kingdom must be your only purpose in life. My words will reach a multitude of souls consecrated to Me. Trust! My grace will be with you and I will help all of you in a miraculous way.” (Jesus) (August 8, 1962)
Today’s Readings: Then the king said to his servants, ‘The feast is ready,
but those who were invited were not worthy to come.
Go out, therefore, into the main roads
and invite to the feast whomever you find.’
The servants went out into the streets
and gathered all they found, bad and good alike,
and the hall was filled with guests.
But when the king came in to meet the guests
he saw a man there not dressed in a wedding
He said to him, ‘My friend, how is it
that you came in here without a wedding garment?’
But he was reduced to silence.
Then the king said to his attendants, ‘Bind his
hands and feet,
and cast him into the darkness outside,
where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.’
Many are invited, but few are chosen.”
Prayer Meditation- Lord, many are invited but few are chosen. Not because You do not want to choose them, You choose everyone, but because so few have readied themselves for what You are asking of us. We can be so poorly dressed- not dressed for the Kingdom but dressed for the passing comforts of this world. Our garments and our baggage drag us down. Lord, You have given us the perfect wedding garment- the garment of our baptism which we keep clean by the sacramental life including confession and frequent reception of the Eucharist, prayer, and living on the food of Your Word every day. You have invited us all to Your private war camp in these times- so let’s suit up and ready ourselves because we are the chosen little army You are gathering to reach a multitude of souls!