Refiners Fire

20160119_092158Putting sacristy items away one morning after mass, something caught my eye as I passed by the tabernacle.

Was I imagining something, or had I seen a reflection?

Those 10 seconds of curiosity became the source of days of prayer: the crucifix above the tabernacle was reflected in the inch-wide strip of gold on top.

The liturgy for the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd referred to the LORD- the King- as purifying his people. Yet “do not fear me” (Malachi 3). The love of His heart cannot be contained. He knows it’s what’s best for us, although we might dread or fear the discomfort and challenge.

“After you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you” (1 Peter 5:10).

With the Kingdom of Your Heart, reign in my Heart. Make my heart more like yours. May all I am and do always be a reflection of you.

About Rachel Peach

Rachel Peach is based in Houston. She is from Ohio, and renewed her temporary promises of poverty, chastity, and obedience within Regnum Christi consecrated life on August 18, 2013.
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