The pathos of God is caught directly from the heart of God to our hearts. Our hearts change from a deep, rich red to a wonderful dark orange- we are alive.
The flame consumes the wood, hay and stubble of our lives. The worthless stuff that we live for sometimes is consumed by the pathos of God burning in our heart. The gold and precious metals are purified and that which is built of wood, hay and stubble are destroyed.
The flame reveals. The fire burns away and the fire also brings a painful, intense light to our lives.
The flame also stirs up within us an awe. While most of us are terrified of being consumed by passion, either negative or positive, we love to see someone who is passionate about what they do even if we may not agree with what they do.
The Flame that burns within. Woe to the person who has let the world, worry and/or pleasure extinguish their flame. Blessed is the person who through perserverance has kept their flame alive, by the grace of God.