Today’s Consuming Fire
Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s
Memorial of St. Ignatius of Loyola
Slouching Down The Slippery Slope
“Don’t let laziness have power over you. This sin is the root of every evil that enters your soul. Get rid of this horrible sin that leads to despair and which you do not even want to hear about.” (Jesus) (August 7, 1962)
Today’s Readings: The king was distressed, but because of his oaths and the guests who were present, he ordered that it be given, and he had John beheaded in the prison. (Matthew 14)
Prayer Meditation- Lord, Herod may have been many things but what caused him to order the murder of an innocent man was human respect. The opinion of others, of not wanting to be embarrassed or make waves- we go along with all kinds of evil. Oh no not us we say but let us examine ourselves truthfully because it is very easy to go along with the crowd when topics come up at work, or decisions have to be made in the family, or we know we will be standing alone and we are too fearful to be “that person”. At lot of times, it is laziness and indifference, it is really Lord, just plain hard work to swim against the tide. We all feel like we are drowning and sinking and before we know I,t we are on the slow fade to compromise. Lord, we know we are nothing without You- we can do absolutely nothing without You! But You have asked us in Matthew 10 not to be afraid and that You know every hair on our head! Help us Lord to take up our crosses daily, even the hard ones, knowing You are the one who is doing the heavy lifting.