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The Doubled Edged Sword Of The Word

The Doubled Edged Sword Of The Word

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

Twenty Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time

The Double Edged Sword of The Word

The look of His eyes is like a flash of lightening which lights up everything. It penetrated my whole being and I saw all my hidden sins. (Elizabeth) (January 14, 1963)

Today’s Readings: Brothers and sisters: Indeed, the word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating even between soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart. (Hebrews 4)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, we read in the Gospel today about the Rich Young Man. It is not that he had stuff, it was that his stuff had him! He could not let go of trinkets to follow You into the Kingdom. He really is all of us to a certain extent- we are all holding onto something, be it material or emotional baggage. Lord the only cure is to allow You, the Living Word, to penetrate into our hearts and show us the hidden sins and faults that we just can’t let go of! Hard work if we try it ourselves, but easier with Your Grace because all things are possible with God! (Mark 10). Lord, help us to go boldly to the Throne of Grace and not be afraid to let You transform us! Our Lady of Sorrows, whose soul was penetrated with the sword of sorrow so that all thoughts would be revealed (Luke 2), pray for us!

gray steel sword on ground during daytime