Today’s Consuming Fire Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s Scriptures
Thursday of the First Week of Ordinary Time
While It Is Today
Jesus: “When you handled the hardening material, you had to do your work with great circumspection. You had to set aside the material that was harder than permitted. It was returned to the furnace and melted again. Many times, My little one, I have to melt again those hardened souls in the furnace of My love. I do not want them to be wasted material. My little one, accept that I also meld you within the flame of My love. I do this to form you according to the demands of My Heart. Only in this way, was your later formation possible. (Jesus) (November 10, 1962)
Today’s Readings: Take care, brothers and sisters,
that none of you may have an evil and unfaithful heart,
so as to forsake the living God.
Encourage yourselves daily while it is still “today,”
so that none of you may grow hardened by the deceit of sin.
We have become partners of Christ
if only we hold the beginning of the reality firm until the end. (Hebrews 3)
Prayer Meditation- O Lord, how You lament the hardness of our hearts. So hardened by sin and the cares of this life that we do not hear Your Voice and our hearts grow ever harder. Lord, You so yearn to mold us by throwing our hardened souls into the furnace of Your Love so that none would be wasted. Just as You did not want to waste the leftover fragments following the miracle of the loaves and fishes. You seek to mold us every day by Your sweet inspirations and, when we do not listen, by our circumstances, that we would turn to You with humble trust and surrender. Lord helped us to be encouraged and to encourage each other while it is still “today” because tomorrow is not promised. We are not only partners with You but coheirs (Romans 8:17) as Your children if we would but remain faithful to the end!