April 29: St. Catherine of Siena’s feast day. One of her most famous quotes is about setting the world on fire by being who you were created to be. Here are some more of her quotes about the fiery love of our God.
- “You (God) are a fire that takes away coldness, illuminates the mind with its light, and causes me to know your truth and I know that you are beauty wisdom itself. The food of angles, you give yourself to man in this fire of your love.”
- “The devil fears hearts on fire with the love of God.”
- “You are a fire always burning but never consuming; you are a fire consuming in your heat all the soul’s selfish love; you are a fire lifting all chill and giving light.” Dialogue 167.
- “I long to see you so totally ablaze with loving fire.” Letter T137
- “I am the Fire and you are the sparks.” Letter T170
My closing prayer:
Oh Divine Fire, fuel my sparks; that your love may blaze in my heart and ignite all who you put in my life.