Today’s Consuming Fire
Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s
Our Lady- Seat of Wisdom
Saturday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time
In this way, you can remain faithful in spreading my Flame of Love. Take advantage of every opportunity; seek these external and internal humiliations with your own effort, because what you seek for yourself increases your humility even more.” When the Blessed Virgin finished these maternal instructions, my heart was filled with profound humility. The Blessed Virgin allowed me to feel how powerful she is. Yet, in her earthly life, she was humble and modest. (Mary/Elizabeth) (September 29, 1962)
Today’s Readings: Since in this way I have profited,
I will give my teacher grateful
I became resolutely devoted to her—
the good I persistently strove
My soul was tormented in seeking her,
My hand opened her gate
and I came to know her secrets.
I directed my soul to her,
and in cleanness I attained to
her. (Sirach 51)
Prayer Meditation: Lord, we thank You and bless You for these wonderful readings from the Wisdom Literature. In these books of the Bible, wisdom is referred to as a female and also there are references in the book of Proverbs in particular to Lady Wisdom. In our Catholic tradition, Lady Wisdom has been seen as a type of Mary. And so, we can read today’s reading from Sirach and ponder the wise instruction that Our Lady so wants to give us and indeed is giving us still at Lourdes and at Fatima and to Elizabeth Kindelmann in this Age of Mary. And Lord we are so thankful that You have given us Our Mother who with Her maternal instruction to us wants nothing but Your Will be done in our lives on Earth as it is in Heaven. According to St. Louis de Montfort, Mary has produced, together with the Holy Ghost, the greatest thing which has been or ever will be—a God-Man; and she will consequently produce the greatest saints that there will be in the end of time.” So let us give with Mary our fiat and may She form us into who You have asked us to be!