“There is no need to be dismayed if love sometimes follows torturous ways. Grace has the power to make straight the paths of human love.”
This quote by St. John Paul the Great has given me much to ponder. Here is a bit of my pondering….
May we be unafraid to invite Jesus into the secret depths of our hearts so He can pour His healing grace upon all our wounds especially those caused by the “torturous ways of human love.” For by His grace, our hearts are made new and we are empowered to love Him and others as though we had never been wounded.
God has promised to give us a new heart, ”I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you” Ezekiel 36:26, and Jesus wants to give us His very own Heart. One of my go-to prayers for years has been, “Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like unto Thine.”
And how does Jesus love if not as though His Heart had never been wounded? Despite the multitude of our sins, our rejections, and our infidelities to His self-sacrificing love, He continues to seek after us and unhesitatingly pour His Love and grace upon us. He does not consider His own Heart’s pain. Rather He unites His Heart to our pain for He knows that when we finally surrender our hearts to Him then both of us will know the consolation and joy of mutual love.
May we give our hearts in all their brokenness and aching to Christ so He can give us hearts like unto His… loving as though we had never been wounded.
Together in His Heart,