My friend Anthony designed this wonderful stained glass piece that I saw on retreat this spring. Today on the Sacred Heart of Jesus Feast it came to mind again. I think about a meditation on the Sacred Heart that I came across several years ago. The premise was that when you had a conflict with a person you could place yourself and that person in the huge heart of Jesus and watch what unfolded. I have used that meditation over the years, trusting in the healing that can happen.
The heart of Christ knew pain, grief, joy, love, betrayal, and the whole gamut of emotions that humans experience. His heart holds all of these and can guide ours. The compassion of Christ is an overwhelming reality when we stand in the cathedral of His heart and allow ours to be transformed. We can love the unlovable. We can trust that all shall be well. We can stand in the storm and find firm ground. We can find the deep peace our souls crave, The Heartbeat will soothe us.
Take a moment to feel that stillness, to listen to the steady beat of sacredness that lives inside, and to let your heart beat in the same rhythm.