In Christ’s revelations to St.
Margaret Mary, He outlined twelve promises which can be obtained by
devotion to His Sacred Heart . While we know that
God is not, as someone once wrote, a “cosmic vending machine”,
dispensing favors for prayer, there are wondrous truths associated with
living in Christ and loving His heart.
When we adore the Sacred Heart, we
are not worshiping a picture or an object; we are in awe of, and
devoted to, the living Heart of our Savior, a perfect heart which was
wounded for us. Our hearts are not pure, and Christ understands human
nature well: “From within their hearts come evil thoughts,
impurity, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit,
licentiousness, envy, blasphemy, arrogance, folly. All these evils come
from within and they defile.” (Mark 7:21-23)
When only Love from a pure,
undefiled heart could make a difference, Jesus bared His own. Through
adoration of the Sacred Heart of Jesus we love all kindness, truth,
beauty, justice, mercy, integrity, righteousness, purity, goodness and
faithfulness; i.e., we love the Love of God. When we do this, our own
hearts become open to God’s graces and open to receiving the promises
of His Sacred Heart.
O Lord, in our own hearts we ache
for Goodness, for all the beauty that Your heart posseses. Today,
through the intercession of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, please make our
hearts like Yours; help us to be the fulfillment of Your promise to
bring Your love to the world. Amen!
St. Margaret Mary, pray for us!