I came to cast fire upon the earth, and would that it were already kindled! ~Luke 12:49
Love is like fire – when it is first kindled in us, small troubles and temptations smother and hinder it; but when it really burns, having kindled our eagerness for God, the more temptations and tribulations meet it, the more it flares, until it overcomes and consumes all injustice and wickedness. ~Peter Riedemann, 1506-1556
May the Lord enkindle in us the fire of His love
and the flame of everlasting charity. Amen.
The Roman Missal, 1962