Make my heart like Yours, make it one with Yours. Help me to Love like You—genuinely, passionately, and unconditionally. I want to love my annoying brothers, my enemies, my neighbors, mean people at work, Catholic haters—everyone—the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Change my heart Oh Lord, and make it ever new.
Brothers and sisters:
We hold this treasure in earthen vessels,
that the surpassing power may be of God and not from us.
We are afflicted in every way, but not constrained;
perplexed, but not driven to despair;
persecuted, but not abandoned;
struck down, but not destroyed;
always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus,
so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our body.
For we who live are constantly being given up to death
for the sake of Jesus,
so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
…If those called free-thinkers are sentimentalists, those called
free-lovers are open and obvious sentimentalists. We can always convict
such people of sentimentalism by their weakness for euphemism. The phrase
they use is always softened and suited for journalistic appeals.
They talk of free love when they mean something quite different,
better defined as free lust. But being sentimentalists they feel
bound to simper and coo over the word “love.” They insist on talking
about Birth Control when they mean less birth and no control.” —GKC
Hiiii! Sorry it took me awhile to get to your message..my summer has been pretty busy! Anyways thanks so much for the question! Long story short-I am a cradle Catholic, but I only really got into the faith back when I was a junior in high school. I attended a retreat done by the Franciscan Friars of the renewal, and really encountered Jesus through the healing Adoration. I was taught that the Eucharist was Jesus, but I guess I never really believed it, because since that day my love for Jesus has grown exponentially , especially because of the Eucharist :) I am now entering my senior year in college( eek I can’t believe I am saying that!) and I have grown so much in my Faith! My parents are very devout, and there’s no doubt that I have experienced Christ through their love for God ( which I didn’t realize till only recently). God has also blessed me with the gift of curiosity so I have been trying to learn as much as I can about our Faith! Though I experience the “spiritual dryness”, doubts, and temptations—God has always managed to pick me back up. He is also teaching and helping me to embrace my Crosses, which I continue to struggle with. Since the month of June was devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, I asked God to at least make my heart love like His tiny unborn sacred heart. Like Mother Teresa said, “We are called to do no great things, only small things with great Love.” I am now discerning my vocation and trying my best to live a life of holiness- because we are all called to be the best version of ourselves:)