I Will Give You Rest

In a world where people “look for love in all the wrong places”—settling for second-rate substitutes that can result in addictions, family strife, depression, and suicide—Jesus shows us a way. He is the answer to all our questions, no matter what our age or state of life. He offers solace to those aching for relief. He offers truth to young people who are searching for deeper meaning and security. He restores the dignity and moral center of those who are looking for life and see only death. To each of these weary souls, Jesus says: “Come to me, allyou that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens and I will give you rest...learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls” (Matthew 11:28–29).

—from the book Healing Promises: The Essential Guide to the Sacred Heart

God's Love Is Unlimited

 

It could be said that most of the world’s problems, large and small, could be solved if we only knew how much we are truly loved by God. That love covers all manner of sin. Knowing God’s love convinces us that we are enough, that we do not need to compete with others, because God’s love is an unlimited resource for all.

–from the book Healing Promises: The Essential Guide to the Sacred Heart

God's Love Conquers Our Fears

Through prayer, we experience closeness with God and the true love of his heart. This love sets us straight, conquers our fears, and completes us. And in turn, as we come to know the greatness of God’s love, we begin to look for ways to help others know it too. Our hope to know and receive God’s love in all of its fullness and promise of restoration comes through our prayerful dialogue with the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

–from the book Healing Promises: The Essential Guide to the Sacred Heart

We Offer Our Hearts to Jesus

Jesus does not wish his heart to be a mystery to us. Rather his heart is an open door; he wears it on his sleeve for us, so to speak. Jesus makes his heart completely available to us. He is meek, he is humble, and he makes himself vulnerable, as he is consumed by love for us and concern for our eternal destiny.

In turn, we are invited to offer our devotion, to have our hearts “burn within us,” to offer consolation to Jesus and make reparation for all of our offenses and those of the whole world. He wants us to unite ourselves completely with the flow of love and mercy that pours forth from his heart.

–from the book Healing Promises: The Essential Guide to the Sacred Heart

Meeting God in the Upper Room