June 6 — The Earliest Pulsations of the Sacred Heart.

 The Earliest Pulsations of the Sacred Heart.

1.  What was the first thought that flashed through the Sacred Heart of Jesus?  Naught else than an act of complete and absolute submission to the holy will of God: “Lo, I come to do Thy will, O my God,” and a joy in the prospect of living for no other end than this: “I am content to do it; yea, Thy law is within My heart.”  Here is the foundation of all holiness — perfect conformity to the Divine will.  Yet, how rare it is!  How sadly wanting in my sinful heart!

2.  What was the second thought following close on this, and, in a manner, one with it?  It was an acceptance of the special work God had sent Him to do.  God sent His Son into the world that the world through Him might be saved.  He received with joy the task of the world’s redemption, though He knew full well all it would cost Him.  I shall never tread in the footsteps of Jesus until I learn by the sacrifice of myself to imitate His Sacred Heart.

3.  The will of God thus recognized, the Sacred Heart conceived at once an intense love for each and all of those whom He had come to redeem.  They were entrusted to Him by His Eternal Father, they were His brethren, flesh of His flesh, and bone of His bone, and His Heart went out towards them with the yearning of an intense affection.  He yearned for the happiness and salvation of each with a Divine longing.  He yearned then and yearns now for my happiness.  Courage, then, faint heart, and think of the love of the Heart of Jesus for thee!


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