Why Are You Troubled?

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

Thursday of the Octave of Easter

Why Are You Troubled?

I see that you are dwelling on these thoughts, so I will answer your inner questions. Obviously, I do not call everyone in the same manner. I expect more from the one who has received more. But this is not the most important thing for you. The essential is to make sacrifices on behalf of those you want to lead along My road.” (Jesus) (March 11, 1964)

Today’s Readings: “Peace be with you.”
But they were startled and terrified
and thought that they were seeing a ghost.
Then he said to them, “Why are you troubled?
And why do questions arise in your hearts?
Look at my hands and my feet, that it is I myself.
Touch me and see, because a ghost does not have flesh and bones
as you can see I have.”

Prayer Meditation- Lord today we see You in the upper room with the Apostles after You have risen. They have no idea what to expect and they feel all of their brokenness and weakness. What will You say- what will You do? Lord we can be startled and terrified in the presence of Your Majesty. But You are not mad us- You are not out to get us! So why are we troubled and why do we question You with such lack of trust in You- the God who bore our infirmities and nailed them to the Cross? Lord, You told St. Faustina that our sins do not wound You as much as our lack of trust does. Jesus, we trust in You and we surrender to You- let us bring all our questions to the throne of Grace!