Today’s Consuming Fire Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s Scriptures
Memorial of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
What Are You Looking For?
Jesus: “I did not say that to discourage you. I want to encourage you so that you do not seek relief by looking to the earth in your battles. Look only at Me. I want that, while snuggling yourself right against Me and surrendering to Me in your arduous struggles, you never stop looking only upwards.” (Jesus) (February 7, 1963)
Today’s Readings: Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them,
“What are you looking for?”
They said to him, “Rabbi” (which translated means Teacher),
“where are you staying?”
He said to them, “Come, and you will see.”
So they went and saw where he was staying,
and they stayed with him that day. (John 1)
Prayer Meditation: O Lord, Your earliest disciples followed You, not even knowing where they were going. What are you looking for, You ask and You tell them to come and see. But to see what? To see and to look only at You and to surrender to You in our struggles. To not over think it. To keep ourselves from being bound to the things of this world because they are passing and only You are eternal! To never stop looking upwards because to look anywhere else only leads to confusion. So what are we looking for, we may not always know it is really You in the storms of our lives, but it is because our hearts are restless until they rest in You! (St. Augustine). St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, great American saint and convert who sought You in all things pray for us!