Today’s Consuming Fire
Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Quiet! Be Still!
Listen, currently, earth is like nature before a storm. It can also be compared to an erupting volcano which smothers, kills and blinds with the infernal smoke and its falling ashes. Its tremors disturb everything around it. Such is the terrible situation of the earth at this moment. (Mary) (May 19, 1963)
Today’s Readings: They woke him and said to him,
“Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?”
He woke up,
rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Quiet!
The wind ceased and there was great calm.
Then he asked them, “Why are you terrified?
Do you not yet have faith?” (Mark 4)
Prayer Meditation- Lord, we thank You and praise You and adore You for Your Word and Your Gospel today. Because these days, I think we are feeling the effects of the storm that is arising in our world like an erupting volcano. We are feeling that diabolical disorientation that Sister Lucia of Fatima warned us about. The last year and half has in many ways showed us that the storm that Our Lady has warned us about in so many ways and places is here. And it is so easy to get caught up in it all and cry out like the Apostles that we are perishing! And yet, You have promised to never leave us- in the middle of the chaos of this world You tell us to be quiet and be still and You bring us Your calm and Your peace. Because we were not only created not for this world but for Your Kingdom ,but we were also created for a time such as this (Esther 4:14). So let us not give in to anxiety, worry, fear, negativity, and complaining – our own little wills, but let us submit ourselves entirely to Your Divine Will knowing that we can trust in You and praise You in any storm!