Eucharistic Flame Prayer Meeting
16th August 2019
Bible words: Luke 12:49-53
Not Peace but Division
49 “I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!
50 But I have a baptism to undergo, and what constraint I am under until it is completed!
51 Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division.
52 From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three.
53 They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”
Dear loving brothers and sisters,
These bible words clearly express Jesus’ vision and mission. Jesus said: “I came to put fire on the earth and how much I desire to see it burning.” Jesus’ fire is very important on our life journey. It is not negative but very positive. Saint Faustina understood how important this fire is. So she said that the divine fire changed her life. We can see the importance of this fire in the apostles’ life. They became totally new by the divine fire. They proclaim the kingdom of God with power and enthusiasm. They bring many people to the kingdom of God. Apostle Paul is a very good example. He did incredible work for the kingdom of God because of this fire. Amos said, “God wants to give the Holy Spirit to everyone.” The bible says, “Ask and you will receive”. When we ask for the Holy Spirit, God wants to give to us without calculation. So in our daily prayers we can ask for the fire of the Holy Spirit. It will transform our life as well as the life of others.
I wish you a very graceful prayer meeting.
Your loving brother in Christ
Fr. Joseph Vadakkel