Benedictine Sister Renee Domeier wrote this special reflection on June 23, the Feast of the Sacred Heart.
This morning, at Lauds, we prayed: “He has taken us and holds us deep in His loving heart!” Later at Mass on this feast of the Sacred Heart, we heard Moses tell the Israelites that God had set His heart on them; He first loved them. . . and us. So, why do we doubt? And not to be outdone by Deuteronomy, Jesus says, in the Gospel of Luke: “Come to Me all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” Indeed, according to St. Alphonsus de Liguori, “God is crazy in love with us”! So, why do we waver or hesitate to go to Jesus??
For the last 49 years, I have been reading and pondering the prophetic words of Jesus to Two Listeners. Perhaps you know these daily reading too! He says to them….and to us: Do you at times feel weary, burdened, rejected, in need of assurance? Come to ME. “Cling to ME until My Divine Life, by that very contact, flows into your being and revives your fainting spirit. Become recharged. When weary, do as I did on earth–Sit by the well. Rest. Rest and gain power and strength and the work too will come to you as it came to Me. Rest till every care-thought has gone, and then let the Tide of Love and Joy flow in.”
Enjoy this precious Lover, even at this moment!