Thursday, October 24, 2013

All Fire

Jesus desires that we become all fire, consumed with love for God and God's people. In today's gospel he tells us“I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!" What to do when I feel like a damp log, wood sodden with desires inconsistent with his desire for me? Then I cannot receive his spark and become all flame, but only smoke and smolder feebly. How to be endlessly available to Jesus' warmth, the fire that can truly set me ablaze?  
Photograph by Brother Anthony Khan.