Nehemiah 13:11 So I remonstrated with the officials and said, “Why is the house of God forsaken?” And I gathered them together and set them at their stations.
“My child, do you see how my house is empty, forsaken by so many? It is largely due to the fact that the hearts of many shepherds have grown cold. Where is the love that should burn like a lamp day and night? The fire of charity should be a warm glow that attracts poor sinners to the door of my mercy. You must pray for the shepherds. Pray that the fervent will tend their flame and stoke it ever higher. Pray for those whose flame of charity is low. Let your prayers and sacrifices fan those flames higher and higher. As for those whose love has grown cold, my child, do not despair, but offer anew the prayers I have taught you, that the Flame of Love will ignite in them as never before. Our Mother desires that all her shepherd-sons burn with a love that consumes. What will happen to the sheep if the shepherd has no love? Pray for them, my children. Enfold them in the Flame of Love.”
O my Jesus, there is so much apathy, even among the shepherds. Let our Mother’s Flame of Love be ignited in our shepherds so that it will spread to the sheep and they will come home and be welcomed warmly. Mother of God, spread the effect of grace of Thy Flame of Love over all of humanity, especially the hearts of the shepherds, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.