Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Behold This Heart

"Behold this Heart which has so loved men," said Jesus to St. Margaret Mary in the 1600's. It was a time when, in many cases, love had grown cold. There was a lot of emphasis on the fear of God, while men often forgot that He created us in love, redeemed us from the Cross in love, and sent the Holy Ghost to us in love.

When we open our hearts to the love of God, we are better able to love Him in return.

Dear Jesus, please bless us always with an awareness of Your great love for each of us and for everyone You created. Remind us often of Your Presence in our lives. May we turn to Your Sacred Heart for strength and consolation in our troubles, and may we turn to Your Sacred Heart with gratitude in our joys. Amen.

P.S. Yesterday was the feast of St. Margaret Mary, to whom Jesus presented the devotion to His Sacred Heart, but yesterday I wasn't yet ready to return to blogging. However, today is the feast day in the traditional calendar. Since I attend both the regular Mass and the Latin Mass, I figure I get to celebrate the feast of St. Margaret Mary two days in a row. How neat can it get?! If you already celebrated yesterday, you can join me again today, too, if you'd like.

No comments: