Ah, Lord, it is but too true, Thou are not loved! O Sacred Heart, if we have any spark of love and generosity in us at all, shall not our most fervent desire and longing be, Oh, would that Thou wert loved!
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Shall we not strive by every means in our power to make Thee known and loved? Shall we not try to pay many an extra visit to our dearest Friend, ever present in the Blessed Sacrament, ever living to make intercession for us? And may this prayer, dearest Lord, be on our lips when we bow down in lowly adoration in Thy Sacred Sacramental Presence: ‘O Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thou lovest! Thou are not loved! Oh, would that Thou were loved!’ O Lady and Mistress of the Sacred Heart, open that Heart to me, thy child. Teach me to know Him intimately, to love Him ardently, and to follow Him closely. Mother, give me to Jesus!
(From Meditation on The Passion)