Sacred Heart of Jesus
2. “Then came the soldiers, and broke the legs of the first, and of the other who was crucified with Him. But when they came to Jesus, and saw that He was dead already, they broke not His legs: but one of the soldiers with a spear laid open His side, and immediately came there out blood and water.” A suggestive word was made use of by the evangelist, in not saying pierced, or wounded His side, or anything else, but “opened;” that thereby, in a sense, the gate of life might be thrown open, from whence have flowed forth the sacraments of the Church, without which there is no entrance to the life which is the true life.
From this divine heart three streams flow endlessly.
This divine heart is an abyss of all blessings, and into it the poor should submerge all their needs.
From the letter of Margaret Mary Alacoque
We must know the love of Christ which surpasses all knowledge