Sadness Or Euphoria

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

Saturday of the Thirty Fourth Week of Ordinary Time

Sadness or Euphoria

While attending morning Holy Mass, a great anxiety took possession of my soul. An infuriating battle arose within: these arguments are nothing but counter-arguments invented by my lies with which I blind myself. (Elizabeth) (June 18, 1965)

Today’s Readings: Jesus said to his disciples:

“Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties of daily life, and that day catch you by surprise like a trap.(Luke 21)

Prayer Meditation- Lord it seems like life is just one big round of sadness or euphoria. We then try to self- medicate- it could be eating or drinking too much, social media, TV, you name it. And when we are not trying to run away from ourselves we are stuck in anxiety, fear, worry about the circumstances of our lives. We are trapped by our emotions and we blind ourselves with the lie that we have forever to work this all out. But Lord, You do not want us taken by surprise- You have come to set us free from the cycle of our bad habits and self- absorption- our stinking thinking not at some future point, but today! So let us respond while it is still “today” (Hebrews 3:13) to Your loving invitation to follow You completely. Let’s not let anything that would make our heart drowsy get in the way!