I was reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church the other morning & ran across a passage that just GRABBED ME! Although it had to do with the comparison of transforming fire & the Holy Spirit, it has further implications than the spiritual realm into that which often drives each of us in our daily lives in a plethora of areas.
Here is a slightly shortened version of the passage -
“Fire transforms into itself, everything that it touches.”
Think about this.
As fire burns, whatever it is burning, is transformed INTO the fire itself. They become one!
Is it not the same with the fire of passion?
When one is consumed with the boring fire within our soul, are we not transformed into that which we are passionate about?
We cannot seem to focus on anything else but that which we are passionately consumed with.
This “fire burning within us”, drive us, fuels us & keeps us single-mindedly striving for that which we are passionate about.
In your lives, what is it that is your all consuming fire? What is it that burns within your very soul towards which you cannot veer from until accomplished?
When this all consuming fire within you is field by your love for God & directed towards serving others, there is no stoping it until all is consumed by this inner fire & it has achieved its ultimate purpose.
Blessings to all;
Seven Storey Mountain
8 months ago