The Sacred Heart and Our Heart

The Sacred Heart. Stained glass window from St Casimir’s church in Baltimore, MD. Photo was taken by Lawrence OP and uploaded to Flickr. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

What is the heart? It is the source of prayer. If our prayer does not come from the heart, it is worthless. And if our hearts are not close to God, we can not pray.

Your heart is your dwelling place. It is the place where you live, where you rest. But if your heart is cluttered with all sorts of useless or harmful things, how can it be a safe refuge?

It is the place that only God can truly see. This is why only God can truly judge with mercy and understanding.

Here, in your heart, you make decisions. Will you choose love or hate, life or death? You can make the decision every morning to love and bring life to the world.

Finally, your heart is the place where Jesus waits for you. Here you can find Jesus again and again. Every time you meet, it is a chance to renew your covenant. He says, “I love you. I choose you. Do you love me? Do you choose me? Do you truly choose me?” What will your heart reply?

The Sacred Heart of Jesus is also his place of decision. In his Heart, Jesus decided to do his Father’s will, to love us to the end. If your heart is weak and trembles to make the decision to love him to the end, place your heart in his Heart. For as he said, “I am meek and humble of heart.” In his Heart, you will find rest.