of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
We Have Given Up Everything?

We Have Given Up Everything?

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

Tuesday of the Eighth Week of Ordinary Time

We Have Given Up Everything?

Jesus: “Renounce yourself completely.” So that nothing would tie me to this world, I gave away everything to my children. Later on, I felt that I had done the right thing. Now, I had nowhere to rest my head peacefully. Our Lord kept urging me. Jesus: “Renounce yourself.” (Jesus/Elizabeth/1961-1962)

Today’s Readings: Peter began to say to Jesus,
“We have given up everything and followed you.” (Mark 10)

Prayer Meditation- O Lord this Gospel follows what happened with the Rich Young Man (Mark 10:17-27). The one who had followed Your Commandments from his youth but could not give his heart. Because our heart is where our treasure is (Matthew 6:21). Peter tells You he gave up everything to follow You. He also had not quite given it all because he ran away when it all became real. Not to throw St. Peter or the Rich Young man under the bus because on any given day can we say we have renounced ourselves completely so that nothing ties us to this world? What little string still ties us to Earth and keeps us from being all in? That keeps our walk from matching our talk? And are we even capable of any of this anyway? Lord You assured us yesterday that all things are possible for You. And today You tell us that for what we have given, You will give us a hundred times more but in Your Will and Your Time and not ours. O Jesus help us to truly surrender and give You our all reducing ourselves to our nothingness that You would fill us with what really matters- all of You!