" "If I am not in a state of grace, may God put me there. If I am in a state of grace, may God keep me there." – St. Joan of Arc

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Eucharistic Reflection - Thou Are Not Loved!

(Photo©Michael Seagriff)
O Sacred Heart Thou Lovest! Yes, dearest Lord, we have no doubt of this. How ardently Thou didst long to die for us – to remain with us in Thy Sacrament of love. How ardently didst Thou long for the love of Thy poor, suffering, sinful children!

Ah, sweet Jesus, may we satisfy the thirst of Thy sacred Heart by loving Thee with a strong, enthusiastic, faithful love. Oh, let us ever abide by Thy love. O Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thou lovest! Alas! Then comes the unfortunate part, O dear Lord – Thou are not loved! Alas! This is but too true.

Ah, think of the hundreds and thousands who do not even know His Name. Then think of those who willingly scoff at and blaspheme His Holy Name – Atheists, Freemasons, unbelievers, etc. But these even are not the cause of the deepest wounds in His Sacred Heart.  Jesus, our dear Lord, has told us Himself, in His words to Saint Margaret Mary, what He feels most: “The coldness, irreverence, want of love of His own chosen ones” – those who do know Him, who hear Him spoken of so often, and yet, love so little, so poorly. Oh, it is this that hurts Him deeply, this that He feels so keenly – and from those who receive so many graces and favors, and yet are such ungrateful, thankless children to this most loving of Fathers.

(From Meditation on the Passion compiled by Rev Reginald Walsh, O.P.


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