Today’s Consuming Fire Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s Scriptures
Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Oil For The Lamps Going Out
Jesus: “When you are in Heaven and from up there you contemplate the death of one of your children, you will be by his bed. Your drop of oil will fall on the empty lamp and the Flame of Love of the Blessed Virgin will be lit. This great outpouring of graces will save souls from damnation. They will experience your motherly hand caressing them. Also, you will feel the great power which your many sufferings possess. These souls will also experience your hand which will help them at the moment of death. They will see your meritorious life on earth which they do not now appreciate.” (October 9, 1962)
Today’s Readings: Jesus told his disciples this parable:
“The kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins
who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
Five of them were foolish and five were wise.
The foolish ones, when taking their lamps,
brought no oil with them,
but the wise brought flasks of oil with their lamps.
Since the bridegroom was long delayed,
they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
At midnight, there was a cry,
‘Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’
Then all those virgins got up and trimmed their lamps.
The foolish ones said to the wise,
‘Give us some of your oil,
for our lamps are going out.’ (Matthew 25)
Prayer Meditation- Lord, You call us all to be ready, to always have our lamps lit. To remain in a state of grace and close to You and to truly desire Your presence in our souls. And it can feel really helpless when we see so many living in the world with no oil, even our own family members. Lord, in these days, the oil in our lamps can burn ever brighter through the outpouring of the Flame of Love- now to Mary’s Little Army but soon over the whole world. And while everyone has to decide for You on their own, through the Flame of Love Grace, even our little drops of oil can lead souls to You by prayer and sacrifice when combined with this Greatest Grace since the Word became flesh. So let us not be foolish ourselves, lest we run out of oil, and plead now while it is “still today” (Hebrews 3:13) come Holy Spirit, come by the means of the power of the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary!