One of the most hopeful messages that Jesus has given to mankind is that
each human being is invited to tap into and live on a plane far above the
human level. He had come into and remains in our midst to share with us
His Heart in Its continuos and vibrant giving of itself to all who have a
desire to receive it.
As in all of life, nothing is for nothing;
everything has its price. In order for one to have an implant of the
Divine Heart, one must pay the price of giving over to Jesus one's own
heart. That this is quite an unfair exchange is evident; that it is quite
a bargain is exciting.
We cannot help but be touched by Jesus' generosity when He makes it clear
by word and deed that He has come to give each of us a fullness of life.
He came to redeem, that is, to unslave, to unleash us from the bonds of
darkness and weakness. Each one of us has come into life, bonded to self,
at the moment of conception. The Father Creator had brought mankind into
being to share a happiness in Him, with Him, through Him. He did the same
for the angels. Lucifer, choosing to take His glance away from God, looked
at himself and fell in love with himself, thus enslaving himself to the
love of himself. Adam and Eve fell victim to lucifer, and by turning
themselves upon themselves, they too became enslaved to the love of
themselves. Jesus came to help us to take our attentions from ourselves
and put it on Him and through Him, with the help of the Holy Spirit, to put
it back upon the Father, thus finding for ourselves that which we, through
our first parents, had lost.
In truth, Jesus did much more than that. He opened the floodgates of Love
so that there continues to flow into mankind a new source of power, love
power. In exchange for the limitations of the human heart, we are now in
the position to have Divine Love flow into the human heart and raise it up
to a level wherein it can produce acts far above its human capacity. It
has as a result become possible for the human heart, giving itself over to
the divine Heart, to receive in exchange the Love power of the Divine Heart
to the degree of being able to love one's enemies.
Nor is this all. It has become possible because of the indwelling of the
Holy Spirit within the human heart to make it possible for that heart to
produce actions of a meritorious quality, meaning that, now it can act in
such a way as to be continuously pleasing to the Father, which actions are
deserving of additional reward in eternity.
It should not be understood that now that Divine Love has taken up its
abode within my human heart that my human heart no longer exists. It means
that the love and power that emanate from the Divine Heart has so inflamed
my human heart that it takes on the qualities of the Divine Heart in a
similar way as the piece of steel held within the fires of the steel mill
furnace becomes so inflamed by the fire that it is not easy to separate it
from the fire, but that it almost takes on the characteristics of fire
itself and yet without losing its identity as a piece of steel. The human
heart can become so inflamed with the Love of the Divine Heart that it
takes on the qualities of that Divine Heart without itself losing its own
There are times when we hear or read such statements as "My son, My
daughter, give Me your heart." We may have heard it said that, at
Communion time, I am to give my heart to Jesus and in turn He will give me
His. We are not to understand by this that in doing this there is an
exchange of hearts and now my heart is a divine heart.
Not so. What it means is that as I give my heart to Jesus, He is able to
transform it so that the life and love that is within the Heart of Jesus
can now flow into my heart.
Next week: Part Two - how the human heart can overcome humanism.