Today’s Consuming Fire
Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s
Friday of the Twenty Ninth Week of
Ordinary Time- Saint John Paul II
know that I am weak and sinful. Without You, I am a miserable nothing. I live
by the grace of abandonment to You.” (Elizabeth) (January 4, 1963)
Today’s Readings: Miserable one that I am!
Who will deliver me from this mortal body?
Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 7)
Prayer Meditation- Lord we read in Romans today how St. Paul does not do the good that he wants but he does the evil he does not want. Many of us today may be reading it and saying to ourselves, welcome to my world. Because that is the struggle everyday- we start out each day with good intentions, hopefully prayer because if not the day is pretty much already lost, and yet the just man falls seven times each day. (Proverbs 24:16). We start out each day in battle and by the end of the day we are pretty roughed up by skirmishes of defeat- our minds, our flesh, our mouths, our failure to do what we ought to have done each day pulling us down. So, what to do- we are all, even great saints like Saint Paul, weak and sinful. We are nothing without You! The key is to live in the grace of abandonment to You! You will take our misery and make of it a victor’s crown if we but offer all of it to You! Who will deliver us- thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!