Today’s Consuming Fire Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s Scriptures
Thursday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time
Not Far From The Kingdom
Jesus: “Take part unceasingly in My work of Redemption. Do not ask how. Fervently desire the coming of My Kingdom for yourself and for all the souls. When you rest at night, examine your day What have you done for My Kingdom to arrive?” (April 20, 1962)
Today’s Readings: You are right in saying,
He is One and there is no other than he.
And to love him with all your heart,
with all your understanding,
with all your strength,
and to love your neighbor as yourself
is worth more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”
And when Jesus saw that he answered with understanding,
he said to him, “You are not far from the Kingdom of God.” (Mark 12)
Prayer Meditation- Lord, we bless You, adore You and thank You because You have asked us to desire Your Kingdom so that Your Kingdom would reign in our hearts on earth as it is in Heaven. And as You see us progress in our understanding of who we are and our nothingness and who You are through study of the Word, the Sacraments, and in prayer and study, we open ourselves to Your all- consuming Love. You sweetly whisper to us that we indeed are not far from the Kingdom of God. Lord, You ask us to take part unceasingly in Your Work of Redemption through prayer and sacrifice and to desire fervently the Kingdom for ourselves and for all souls. What a graced time we are indeed living in- so let us not keep our eyes on the passing things of this world (1 John 2:17) because whoever does the Will of God lives forever! Maranatha, come Lord Jesus into all hearts through the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary!