Today’s Consuming Fire Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s Scriptures
Thursday of the Third Week of Advent
The Winter is Past- The Rains Are Gone
Jesus: “My little one, I am the country’s beggar. They refuse to give Me work. All forms of begging are forbidden in this country. I alone keep on begging. I wander without eating or drinking, from street to street, from house to house and from village to village, in the cold winter and in the heat, in the howling wind or in the heavy rain. (Jesus) (May 2, 1962)
Today’s Readings: “For see, the winter is past,
the rains are over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth,
the time of pruning the vines has come,
and the song of the dove is heard in our land.
The fig tree puts forth its figs,
and the vines, in bloom, give forth fragrance.
Arise, my beloved, my beautiful one,
and come! (Song of Soloman 2)
Prayer Meditation- Lord we bless You, we adore You and we worship You because Christmas, the big day, is so close. The winter of our discontent and the hard rains of our sins will be gone because You have come to redeem the world. And You did, and You do redeem us forming the spring of our new lives in You! And we rejoice because You have called us to union with You, the Bridegroom who has come for His Bride, the Church! And You will come again to meet us holy and blameless in You (Ephesians 1:4). And yet Lord not all will rise to greet You this Christmas, so many will focus all that shines in the world loving the gifts but not the Giver. Even worse, many will reject You altogether, leaving You to beg as You knock on the door of all hearts (Revelations 3). Oh My Jesus, may we greet You with love and with songs in our hearts with the Blessed Mother and Saint Joseph, adoring You like the Shepherds who responded to the choir of the Angels. May we be ready to come, all of us faithful, joyful and triumphant because Emmanuel is here!