of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Thorny Ground

Thorny Ground

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

Wednesday of The Sixteenth Week of Ordinary Time

Thorny Ground

“Forgive Me if I now expose before you the well-known pain of My Heart. You know, many souls consecrated to Me have fallen on good soil and produced abundant fruit. Now they are dispersed. They do not allow themselves to be plucked or ground. Without this, they will never be useful creatures. (Jesus) (November 23, 1962)

Today’s Readings: Some seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it .But some seed fell on rich soil, and produced fruit, a hundred or sixty or thirtyfold. Whoever has ears ought to hear.” (Matthew 13)

Prayer Meditation- Lord many of us start well, Your Word falls on good soil. Then the thorns appear- worries, cares of the world, return to old ways and before we know it, the gardens of our souls need an overhaul. We can indeed even become comfortable with these thorns, that is just the way I am we may say or if I didn’t have this work stress, family problems, fill in the blank, it would be easy to be holy. These are all delusions because You ask us to live for You right here right now despite our circumstances. To live each day full of holy moments trusting in You one step at a time. That is the way of the saints! Lord, help us each day to present these thorns to You so that You can pluck them out and till the soil of our hearts so that we would again bear much fruit! Without You we can do nothing!

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