Friday, June 7, 2013

On the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Il Sacro Cuore by Pompeo Batoni (1740)
Church of the Gesu, Rome

"The best way to love Him in return is to open our hearts and let Him love us. Let Him draw close to us and feel Him close to us. This is really very difficult: letting ourselves be loved by Him. And that is perhaps what we need to ask today in the Mass: 'Lord, I want to love You, but teach me the difficult science, the difficult habit of letting myself be loved by You, to feel You close and feel Your tenderness! May the Lord give us this grace."

--Pope Francis

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