What the Heart of Christ Means

The devotion to the Heart of Christ, so vigorous some years ago, so much on the decline today, would flourish once again if people would understand that it consists essentially in accepting Jesus Christ as love incarnate, as the manifestation of the unconditional love of God for us. Anyone who accepts this is bound to experience fruits beyond all his expectations in his own prayer life and in his apostolate. The great turning point in your life comes not when you realize that you love God but when you realize and fully accept the fact that God loves you unconditionally.

Anthony de Mello, SJ


  1. You’re right on regarding the turning point in my life. When I finally got it that He love me unconditionally, I now not only don’t fear death (since He triumphed over that anyway), but I can’t wait for this transition. For the time I can just be in His presence. Kissing the feet of Jesus like the woman at Simon the Pharisee’s house. Adoring Him – FOREVER!
    And now my days are filled with the hope that the transition that so many fear and I welcome can come anytime. Maybe even tonight!!
    Can’t wait!! To Him be all the glory and praise forever!

  2. It is extremely difficult to “fully accept the fact that God loves you unconditionally” but it is much easier to tell others that the God who created the entire universe loves them totally. Once we accept that God loves us, we are set free to be the people God created us to be. How awesome is that!

    • Christ is Divine and Unconditional Love made in the form of man. Even when he was hanging upon the cross with all of his bones broken he asked the Heavenly Father to forgive the very people who were crucifying him.
      It hard to know love if you don’t contemplate love itself that is the Lord Jesus Christ


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