Friday, June 11, 2010

One Flame , One Heart

My Jesus, You are Love that is not loved. You are ignored by those You died for and hated by Your Enemies. Your children have become lukewarm and lost their zeal for Your honor and glory. We think more of ourselves and our crosses than Your sorrow over our sins. As You cry—we laugh, for our minds and hearts have become insensitive to the dangers around us.
We seem to be buried deep in the ice of our indifference, but we cry out to Your sorrowful Heart and beg You to let Your Merciful Love shine upon us and melt the coldness within. We have been deceived by the lure of riches and the spirit of the world. We have become an affluent, technological society, advanced beyond all the ages of the past. But, my Lord, we are still the most deprived, the most poor and the most hungry people ever to inhabit Your earth. It is sad to realize that in the age when man has spoken to man from the moon, he has not reached or spoken to the God in his heart.
In using the mind You have given us to plumb the secrets of creation—we ignore the God of creation residing in our hearts. We are like children absorbed in building castles in the sand and forgetting the security of living in a house built on rock.
Let us contemplate Your Heart, Lord Jesus, a heart that is loving each one of us with a personal love. We desire to make reparation to Your Sacred Heart by dedicating our lives to following the gospel, to loving as You love, to doing the Father's Will and to radiating the joy that comes from loving hearts. Our sins are beyond comprehension, our weaknesses like the grains of sand on the shore, but Your love encompasses all things and makes all things new. Let our lives be a witness to the power of Your Sacred Heart as it fills our souls with the fire of its Love. Let all of heaven sing out in a loud voice, "Love is loved by those whose tiny spark has become one flame with the unlimited fire of His Sacred Heart." 
Mother Angelica, EWTN

Oh Sacred heart of Jesus have mercy on us.


Abbey's Road said...

So true, sadly ... it states today's reality succintly. It makes me want to go and say my Rosary RIGHT NOW!

Have a blessed weekend,

Unknown said...

I agree with Abbey- this is unfortunately so true, but may those of us who even attempt to love Him make reparation. Thank you for sharing this.
God Bless!

kam said...

Thanks for this brilliant nugget from M.A. And what a great day it is! Peace. k

Anonymous said...

Mother Angelica is right on the mark with these words. It's sad that the world is like this but there is hope for change because God never abandons us though we might abandon Him.

(I don't know why but I'm having trouble commenting, that's why it's anonymous.)

aspiring... said...

Daily Grace, hi, greetings in Jesus, I think Mother Angelica like all the saints must be holding a torch compared to my little match stick :) .

Cause for hope is what I always gravitate to, what I need and what thrills me all over again, every time I find it. Tonight I found it here: "Our sins are beyond comprehension, our weaknesses like the grains of sand on the shore, but Your love encompasses all things and makes all things new."

In this part, I can hear that her voice must be nearly bathed and oiled and scented by the Christ in her. It's melodic. Can you hear it, too :) ? "Let our lives be a witness to the power of Your Sacred Heart as it fills our souls with the fire of its Love."

As you said, Oh Sacred heart of Jesus have mercy on us. Amen.

Colleen said...

This is beautiful. Thank you! God bless!

the booklady said...

One of my favorite feast days! I so so SO love His Sacred Heart! It is so closely tied to the Holy Eucharist! Those of us who know and love Him must bring our humble offerings of two loaves and five fish and He will in turn transform these simple gifts through the great love of His Heart into so much Love. Make a Spiritual Communion that our hearts may be filled with as much of His Love as we can hold. Indeed when I read so many concerned and committed souls I know the Holy Spirit is hard at work. We must persevere. God bless!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

"Oh Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on us."


breadgirl said...

Hi Daily Grace
I haven't been around much lately so I am spending an hour or so now catching up on my favourite blogs. This post is a lovely one to come back to. Thank you so much for passing it on and may we take heed of its message. God bless you.

Daily Grace said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments. Mother Angelica's love for the Sacred Heart is so deep and so personal. I am glad it touched you as it did me.

God bless you all.

Angela said...

amen amen amen...I have prayed these words and oh my goodness oh precious Jesus, hear our cries, Oh my Jesus forgive us our sins and save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to heaven especially those who are most in of Your mercy. amen amen amen

I'm SO praising God for His leading me to another daughter of His and one of the faith also..

Kathryn said...

Like Angela, I am so thankful for God leading me to your blog.

God bless Mother Angelica and all holy men and women leading us to the fire of God's Love!

May we all be one heart, one flame consumed by His Sacred Heart.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.