The Fire That Burns In Our Hearts

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

Twenty Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

The Fire That Burns In Our Hearts

The next day, a sharp burning pain burdened my soul. “My Jesus, You promised to give me different sufferings. Although I suffer greatly, it is pleasant for me to suffer. I do not know to what I can compare this pain.” (Elizabeth) (April 20, 1962)

Today’s Readings- I say to myself, I will not mention him, I will speak in his name no more. But then it becomes like fire burning in my heart, imprisoned in my bones; I grow weary holding it in, I cannot endure it.(Jeremiah 20)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, love, it is not an easy thing. You ask us to pick up our crosses daily and follow You (Matthew 16)- to bear trials with patience and joy, to mortify our senses and to offer prayer and sacrifice for others! The world wants us to seek comfort- God forbid, we say with St. Peter, that anything negative would ever happen to us! If it is all suffering and pain for its own sake, it is just all worthless and cruel. This is a broken world but Lord You pour into us the burning Flame of Love in our hearts! We see at Calvary what real love looks like! Lord open our hearts so that they would become burning furnaces of charity ready to return love for the Love that never fails and never gives up on us!