Light a Fire
Where do you find your greatest fulfillment in your life? Usually you feel this fire lit when you're really passionate about something, sparking from your gifts and talents, the things that interest you most. You know this feeling, we all have it in areas of our lives. For me, it's in my writing, when it feels like it's rolling off the tongue perfectly, especially in terms of music and creating a song that speaks from the heart. The Holy Spirit sparks a fire in each and every one of us , engaging us in our faith, sparking that desire to do more, to step to and evangelize. This fire burning in each of us comes from the desire to seek God, to be a person of good morals, of love. Try to feed this fire not by filling it with earthly desires, but by working towards being a better disciple.
Today's Gospel states:'"I came to cast fire upon the earth; and would that it were already kindled! I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how I am constrained until it is accomplished! Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division; for henceforth in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three; they will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against her mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law"' (Luke 12:49-53).
Today's reading talks about how when we are baptized, there is a fire stirring in us. Each of us are baptized by the power of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. God is with us, Jesus is with us, and the Spirit guides us in everything we do, every action we take. Not everyone may understand this burning desire in you, but it's your job as a Catholic to help other people to live with the same burning desire to love and be loved. To be filled with the Holy Spirit and speak the Good News of God to the world. Take some time to ask God to help you evangelize by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Today we pray:
Thank You for baptizing me in faith. Please guide me by Your Holy Spirit, and help me to use this fire in my soul to bring others into faith.
I pray this in Your most holy name, Amen.