There is a beautiful new blog, O Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, which will be hosting First Friday link-ups to other blogs featuring posts and pictures honoring the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I am joining in with a post from the archives this time. Please visit and support this beautiful new blog by linking up, and/or reading the posts.
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, may our love console You!
“Behold this Heart Which has so loved men, but which is loved so little in return.”
Will you love Me in return?
Will you choose Me above all others?
Will you confide in Me all your joys and sorrows?
Will you allow Me to love you as completely as I desire?
Will you rest your head upon My breast?
Will you believe in My Tenderness, in My Mercy?
Will you trust Me with everything?
Will you permit Me to embrace you at every moment of your life?
Will you believe that I never leave you?
Will you think of Me often throughout your day?
Will you plan “surprises” for Me? (I love when you wish to do something very special for love of Me.)
Will you receive Me with joy and with reverence in My Sacrament of Love?
Will you look at Me alone during those sweet moments when your little heart is joined to My Flaming One?
Will you visit Me in a chapel or church where I wait as a Prisoner of Love?
For love of Me, will you love your enemies?
Will you embrace those who hurt you and cause you sorrow?
Will you still smile at Me through your tears?
When all seems lost and broken in life, will you still trust Me?
Will you believe that I love you more than the infinite worlds I could have created?
Do you know I love you as if there were no one else to love?
Will you share every moment of your life with Me?
Will you tell Me of your love in a thousand different ways?
May I be the first One you think of in the morning, and the last One you remember as you drift off to sleep?
Will you believe in My Love? For I love you more than your most daring dreams could ever imagine!
O My precious child, if only you could know how much I love you, and how I long for you to love me in return! I could have created you such that you would have no choice but to love me. But, like all lovers, I yearn to be desired and sought and chosen. And so I made you free, so that you could choose to love me – or not.
There are so few who truly love Me. There are so many who give Me not one glance or one word for months and years, and yet I still wait for them. I am cursed and blasphemed and hated by those I only seek to love and lavish my gifts upon.
You at least, will you love Me? Will you try to make up for the others? Even pray for their salvation so that they too will love me one day? You see? I am a Divine Beggar, Who so thirsts for love!
O come to me, My child. Embrace me and permit Me to carry you in My Sacred and Merciful Heart all the days of your life, until at last I can pour out upon you the torrents of Love I must restrain now, lest they sweep you away in your frailty.
Please love Me, my Child. I died for your love!