“Behold this Heart which has so loved men…”

Behold this Heart which has so loved men – said Jesus to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, pointing to His Heart. Similar words were heard by St. Faustina during her mystical visions: I desire that your heart be formed after the model of My merciful Heart (D. 167). Bring your ear close to My Heart, forget everything else, and meditate upon My wondrous mercy. My love will give you the strength and courage… (D. 229).Take as many treasures from My Heart as you can carry, for then you will please Me more (D. 294).

In June, we focus in a special way on the Heart of Jesus in order to come to know His love. This is what He says about it to St. Faustina: My Heart overflows with great mercy for souls, and especially for poor sinners. If only they could understand that I am the best of Fathers to them and that it is for them that the Blood and Water flowed from My Heart as from a fount overflowing with mercy. For them I dwell in the tabernacle as King of Mercy. I desire to bestow My graces upon souls, but they do not want to accept them. You, at least, come to Me as often as possible and take these graces they do not want to accept. In this way you will console My Heart. Oh, how indifferent are souls to so much goodness, to so many proofs of love! My Heart drinks only of the ingratitude and forgetfulness of souls living in the world. They have time for everything, but they have no time to come to Me for graces (D. 367).

May the Apostle of God’s Mercy obtain this grace for us, so that we too may hear the similar confession that Jesus made to her: You have great and incomprehensible rights over My Heart, for you are a daughter of complete trust. You would not have been able to bear the magnitude of the love which I have for you if I had revealed it to you fully here on earth. I often give you a glimpse of it, but know that this is only an exceptional grace from Me. My love and mercy knows no bounds (D. 718).

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