Today’s Consuming Fire
Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s
Saturday of the
Sixteenth Week of Ordinary Time
Weeds and Wheat
Jesus: “Always give Me new and abundant sacrifices. I am sowing in your soul the seed of My graces, My holy doctrine. Cultivate it in your soul by your prayers, mortifications, and a continual acceptance of sacrifices. Do not forget how painful for Me is the fate of the seeds that fall by the roadside. Pull up the flowers growing in your soul and bring them to Me while they are fresh. Here, in My presence, they will give off their sweet aroma. I only want flowers that are cut, not those which are still in a pot. A flower in a pot cannot please Me because it represents a victim which draws strength and wisdom from the earth.” (May 18, 1963)
Today’s Gospel: ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field?
Where have the weeds come from?’
He answered, ‘An enemy has done this.’
His slaves said to him, ‘Do you want us to go and
pull them up?’
He replied, ‘No, if you pull up the weeds
you might uproot the wheat along with them.
Let them grow together until harvest;
then at harvest time I will say to the harvesters,
“First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles
but gather the wheat into my barn.”’ (Matthew 13)
Prayer Meditation- Lord, we praise You and thank You and glorify You because You always sow good seed into our souls. And yet, we know we have an enemy who will sow weeds with the good wheat that You sow in us. How painful it is for You to see the good seeds fall by the wayside. Lord, You show us the way to cultivate the good seeds so that we would present to You fresh flowers- prayer, mortifications and a continual acceptance of sacrifice. You want us to give You a continuous offering of ourselves and not to let ourselves draw strength and wisdom from the earth- that is when we make ourselves vulnerable to what the enemy wants to plant in our lives. Lord, You are so patient- in Your Church for so long You have allowed the weeds and wheat to grow together but we know a harvest time is coming! So let us always allow You to sow the seed of Your Graces in our souls by being faithful and attentive!