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The Word of the Lord Is Perfect

The Word of the Lord Is Perfect

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

The Word Of The Lord Is Perfect

I am your Master and I instruct you. I prepared Myself for three years of activity by thirty years of silence. Being your Master, and united with Me, you will also find wisdom. Speak only when I give you the signal, expressing yourself only in the way you have learned from Me, or in the manner I would say it Myself. In a word, imitate Me. You will see that just a few words can produce good abundant fruits in souls.” (August 16, 1962)

Today’s Readings: He came to Nazareth, where he had grown up,
and went according to his custom 
into the synagogue on the sabbath day.
He stood up to read and was handed a scroll of the
prophet Isaiah.
He unrolled the scroll and found the passage where
it was written:
            The Spirit of the Lord is upon

                        because he has anointed me 
                        to bring glad tidings to the

            He has sent me to proclaim
liberty to captives

                        and recovery of sight to the

                        to let the oppressed go free,
                        and to proclaim a year
acceptable to the Lord.
(Luke 1)

Prayer Meditation: O Lord we bless You, we thank You, we love You and we adore You not only because of Your public life and ministry but for the thirty years of silence where You lived the most ordinary life. As a matter of fact, so ordinary that when You came back to Your hometown, it was hard for your neighbors to recognize You as the Word Made Flesh, right before their eyes despite the miracles performed in Capernaum. And yet there You were, speaking life and hope to all who had ears to hear- to set the captives free and we are all captives of sin and death without You. You have come to heal us and restore us- to make us whole and brand new! And what do You ask of us- to run around saying whatever comes to mind, so full our ourselves, to convince others about the truth of the Gospel in our own steam and power? No, You ask us to imitate You- to learn and to be formed by You in the school of silence so that we can hear Your Voice. Because it is Your Voice that will tell us how to love others with Your Love- imitating You, so that our few words ,guided by the Holy Spirit will produce abundant fruit in souls! Yes Lord, Your law is perfect, Your decrees are trustworthy giving wisdom even to our simple souls so may the words our mouths and the thoughts of our hearts find favor in You, O Lord! (Psalm 19)