Today’s Consuming Fire Meditation- – A Daily Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s Scriptures
Monday of the Thirty Second Week of Ordinary Time
Who Can Ascend The Mountain Of The Lord?
I felt as if my soul was climbing a mast so high that I was getting dizzy, and I only had to climb to the top or to throw myself into the abyss. But I could no longer fight this long battle… In the midst of my sufferings, I felt that immersing myself in the Most Holy Trinity was the only way to avoid giving up forever the exhausting struggle, which despite everything I did, refused to leave my soul. (Elizabeth) (October 23-24 1963)
Today’s Readings: Who can ascend the mountain of the LORD?
or who may stand in his holy place?
He whose hands are sinless, whose heart is clean,
who desires not what is vain. (Psalm 24)
Prayer Meditation: Lord today we read in the First Reading in St. Paul’s letter to St. Titus that the condition for being chosen as a bishop was to be blameless. And in the Gospel of today from St. Luke how we are to be on guard not to lead others to sin and how we must always forgive. And we can just feel like Elizabeth in the diary reading- Lord we keep climbing but the way is long and hard and we just feel dizzy and like giving up because who really can ascend this mountain Lord and stand in Your Holy Place. Again, sinless, blameless- Lord this trying to be perfect as You are perfect is beyond exhausting! But then there we go again, trying to do it all in our own will, in our own steam, and really not even thinking to ask You for a hand up this holy mountain of sanctity. Your ways are not our ways and You cannot wait to show us the elevator, just like You did for St. Therese if we would just remember we are little children totally dependent on You for without You we can do nothing! (John 15). Lord, we cannot fight this battle of life alone and the battle belongs to You (2 Chronicles 20:15) so let us fight on our knees and immerse ourselves in Your Holy Trinity and Your Holy Will and we will be standing on that mountain in no time holding the Hand of Our Loving Father and Friend who carried us there in His Loving Arms!