You Can Make Me Clean

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

Friday of the Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time

You Can Make Me Clean

Jesus: “You see, such is the soul that recollects before My altar but which, for years, has not kept itself clean. It does not look within, it comes into My presence out of habit. It also comes before Me with a layer of dust as thick as a finger on its soul.” (December 22, 1963)

Today’s Readings: When Jesus came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him.
And then a leper approached, did him homage, and said,
“Lord, if you wish, you can make me clean.”
He stretched out his hand, touched him, and said,
“I will do it. Be made clean.”(Matthew 8)

Prayer Meditation- Lord, we praise You, we thank You and adore You for healing the leper of his disease and for his faith and humility in coming before You. Leprosy in the Gospels has often been equated by the spiritual writers with sin. We are all unclean and yet for many of us, it may not be so apparent because the dust has built up for years. The dust of unbelief and doubt, negativity, worry, gossip, selfishness, vanity and pride. We look in a mirror at ourselves but we fail to see the dust  that is as thick as a finger on our souls. Let us repent Lord, of coming to You out of habit but lets us come in all humility and repentance asking You to make us clean and whole again because You will that our hearts be pure before You!