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Nowhere to Rest Our Heads- All That You Can’t Leave Behind

Nowhere to Rest Our Heads- All That You Can’t Leave Behind

Today’s Consuming Fire Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s Scriptures

Memorial of Saint Francis Assisi

Nowhere to Rest Our Heads- All That You Can’t Leave Behind

After this, I placed my daughter C in charge of the house: “From now on, you will be the little owner of this house and I will not cook anymore.” She was surprised and asked what I would do. “Whatever you ask, I will do and I will eat whatever you give to me.” – “Mother,” she said, “you are acting like a hermit.” (Elizabeth) (1961-1962)

Today’s Readings: As Jesus and his disciples were proceeding
on their journey, someone said to him,
“I will follow you wherever you go.”
Jesus answered him,
“Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests,
but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head.”

Prayer Meditation- O Lord, no matter where we live and where we rest our heads the truth is that we are all pilgrims, sojourners on this Earth. We can’t take it with us so whether we are slowly giving up stuff and downsizing, retiring or changing careers or dealing with other losses little by little of health, loved ones, and our previous lives by choice or by chance the only certainty in life is You! And we say we want to follow You but do we really count the cost (Luke 14:28-29) and whether we are building on a solid foundation when we are building those lives of ours. Because to follow You is to die to ourselves so that You live through us (Galatians 2:20) and to do that means we are stripped down to all that we can’t leave behind which at the end of the day is love and nothing else. Today we honor O Lord, mendicant preacher, St. Francis of Assisi who did indeed leave it all behind and we thank you for his gracious words such as “remember when you leave this Earth you can take with you nothing that you have received but only what you have given” So Lord help us to live with open hands and open hearts ready to give it all in this life that we would freely enter Heaven where we will finally rest our heads and our hearts! Fiat!