Today’s Consuming Fire
Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s
Ransom For Many- To Serve And Not Be Served
Jesus: “My little Carmelite, I complain because seeing so many indifferent souls grieves My Heart. Now, as First Friday again approaches, thinking of them fills Me with sadness. The love overflowing from My Heart receives no response from these souls. You, My daughter, must love Me even more. Embrace Me ever more closely in your heart. Offer your soul and serve Me with profound submission. Do this in place of those who do not, even though they are consecrated to Me.” (July 30, 1962)
Today’s Readings: Jesus summoned them and said to them,
“You know that those who are recognized as rulers
over the Gentiles
lord it over them,
and their great ones make their authority over
But it shall not be so among you.
Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you will
be your servant;
whoever wishes to be first among you will be the
slave of all.
For the Son of Man did not come to be served but
and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Prayer Meditation- Lord, earlier in this Gospel we see that John and James didn’t get it, even after spending so much time with You! They even asked their mom to ask You if they would have seats of power next to You in Your Kingdom. We can laugh at that but how many of us do the same, even while we seek to serve You. Yet You gave us the example, You did not come to serve but to be served and You held back nothing in giving Your life for us. True love never says enough! And today, You wait for us in the tabernacle and so few come to visit and to tell You how much they love You and adore You and worship You, our King! So let us remember always that we are nothing and You are all and let us love You for everyone so that You would be given each day the Glory You deserve from each and every soul!