St. Margaret Mary Alacoque about Heart of Jesus
Renewing the effects of redemption in our souls
It seems to me that our Lord's earnest desire to have his Sacred Heart honored in a special way is directed toward renewing the effects of redemption in our souls. For the sacred heart is an inexhaustible fountain and its sole desire is to pour itself out into the hearts of the humble so as to free them and prepare them to lead lives according to his good pleasure.
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.
Therefore, you must unite yourselves to the heart of our Lord Jesus Christ, both at the beginning of your conversion in order to obtain proper dispositions, and at its end in order to make reparation. Are you making no progress in prayer? Then you need only offer God the prayers which the Savior has poured out for us in the sacrament of the altar. Offer God his fervent love in reparation for your sluggishness. In the course of every activity pray as follows: «My God, I do this or I endure that in the heart of your Son and according to his holy counsels. I offer it to you in reparation for anything blameworthy or imperfect in my actions». Continue to do this in every circumstance of life. And every time that some punishment, affliction or injustice comes your way, say to yourself: «Accept this as sent to you by the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ in order to unite yourself to him».
But above all preserve peace of heart. This is more valuable than any treasure. In order to preserve it there is nothing more useful than renouncing your own will and substituting for it the will of the divine heart. In this way his will can carry out for us whatever contributes to his glory, and we will be happy to be his subjects and to trust entirely in him.
From the letter of Margaret Mary Alacoque
We must know the love of Christ which surpasses all knowledge