Today’s Consuming Fire Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s Scriptures
Monday of the Thirty First Week of Ordinary Time
Not Great Things But Small
“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)
Today’s Readings: O LORD, my heart is not proud, nor are my eyes haughty; I busy not myself with great things, nor with things too sublime for me.
Prayer Meditation- Lord, the daily readings have been about humility. About doing nothing out of selfishness and vainglory (Philippians 2) but putting others first. About caring about those who cannot repay us (Luke 14). This way is counter to the world. Even those of us on a spiritual path, we want to do great things! But You are not asking great things from us but small things with done with great love! Lord, help us to accept our sufferings and put ourselves last in service to our neighbor, particularly our families. Help us to serve each other with Mary’s Heart as we see You in all that we meet!