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Behold this Heart

The sacred heart of Christ  is an inexhaustible fountain and its sole desire is to pour itself out into the hearts of the humble so as to free them and prepare them to lead lives according to his good pleasure. From this divine heart three streams flow endlessly. The first is the stream of mercy for sinners; it pours into their hearts sentiments of contrition and repentance. The second is the stream of charity which helps all in need  and especially aids those seeking perfection in order to find the means of surmounting their difficulties. From the third stream flow love and light    for the benefit of his friends who have attained perfection; these he wishes  to unit to himself so that they may share his knowledge and commandments and, in their individual ways, devote themselves wholly to advancing his  glory.

This divine heart is an abyss filled with all blessings, and into the poor should submerge all their needs. It is an abyss of joy in which all of us can immerse our sorrows. It is an abyss of lowliness to counteract our foolishness, an abyss of mercy for the wretched, an abyss of love to meet our every need.  Are you making no progress in prayer? The you need only offer God the prayers which the Savior has poured out for us in the sacrament of the altar. Offer God his fervent love in reparation for your sluggishness. In the course of every activity pray as follows: “My God, I do this or I endure that in the heart of your Son and according to his holy counsels. I  offer it to you in reparation for anything blameworthy or imperfect in my  actions.” Continue to do this in every circumstance of life.

But above all preserve peace of heart. This is more valuable than any  treasure. In order to preserve it there is nothing more useful than  renouncing your own will and substituting for it the will of the divine  heart. In this way his will can carry out for us whatever contributes to his  glory, and we will be happy to be his subjects and to trust entirely in him.    

 By: Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque

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I’m usually a laid back person. I love to read. I’m a history nerd. If I could go back in time and meet just one person it would probably be Pope John Paul II. I’m married to my best friend. Fall is my favorite season. The Giant Panda is my favorite animal. I love it when you go somewhere, see something, or even eat something and it bring back memories from your past. I love the smell of rain. Oh, and by the way, I’m Leila (lie-luh).

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