‘We must go forth into the world with a heart which imitates the Heart of Jesus. It is for us to seek to have that Heart really communicated to us; it is for us to ask him to take our hearts away and gives us his, - that Heart which he yearns to find reproduced.
The Heart of Jesus is the formative principle of the Body of Christ. It is not merely a heart which sympathises with us from without, but from within, so that our heart may find itself cheered in the knowledge of his fellowship; our own heart, our own longings passed away, because our own self is lost in the Body of Christ. We can no longer be a law unto our own selves, for we have Christ as the law of our being. To act for our own selves, to act according to the impulses of our own heart, is to allow a separation from him, which is indeed an outrage against that spiritual nature into which we have been gathered.
There is no sin to those living in the Heart of Jesus. “In him is no sin” (1 John 3:5). The power of God fills that holy enclosure, the love of God quickens all that are therein, the power of God sustains us in every way.
Dwell in the Heart of Jesus. Read the mysteries of love which can only be found in that sacred enclosure; as thou goest on thy way let this be the power of all thy actions, so will he make thee to triumph’.
Richard Meux Benson SSJE, 1824-1915
Fr Lee Kenyon
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