The New Thing

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

Fifth Sunday of Lent

The New Thing

Meanwhile, He filled me with a new and wonderful grace. I cannot describe the grace that poured over me while He said: “What I give you now is the grace of full abandonment to Me. All during your life, it will totally control your being, and from your soul, it will radiate to others.” (Elizabeth/Jesus) (December 15, 1962)

Today’s Readings: Remember not the events of the past, the things of long ago consider not; see, I am doing something new! Now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? (Isaiah 43)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, we can get so stuck- stuck in patterns, stuck in bad habits and sins, and we think that nothing will ever change. We say, that is just who I am or it is just how it is. But Lord, You have not created us to be stuck in mediocrity, just ok is not ok! And that is really what Lent is, the purification needed in the desert not because of anything we are doing but because what You have done and are doing for us and in us! Lord, let us exclaim with Isaiah, see You are doing something new! Like Saint Paul we are forgetting what is behind and straining forward to what lies ahead. And it is all Grace, it is not our doing! Let us exclaim to Our Lord as we head toward Holy Week- Jesus I abandon myself to You- You take over! Lord empty us of ourselves so that You can do the new thing You want to accomplish in us through Your Holy Will which is Love and Mercy itself!

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