We can hardly talk about the Sacred Heart of Jesus without mentioning the Heart of Mary. The two Hearts beat as one. Why? Because Mary's Will is perfectly united to that of Her Divine Son. This is the reason She can give us so much. The Eternal Father should be praised constantly for the gift of these Two Hearts that beat as one. We need them and now more than ever. Let us consider today the love Mary has for the Most Sacred Heart of Her Son and how this love united Her Heart with His.
Mary was the first lover and adorer of the Sacred Heart! Can you imagine the love Our Lady had for Jesus as He was first conceived in Her womb? Every mother has a profound joy to know life is growing inside her (or at least she should). This life is eternal! For Mary to know that this little life in Her was God is mind-boggling. For all those Protestants that claim that we should treat Her like any other human is ridiculous. She was His first tabernacle, His first lover and His first sanctuary lamp. Fragrant flowers were always before Him. The beautiful flowers of love and virtue and graces that other creatures of God have never possessed. The pure flame of love that came forth from Her Heart pleased and delighted the Most Triune God.
Jesus Who delights in being with the children of men, super-abounded with delight in being with Mary. Mary always offered all Her love, Her atonement for the sins of men, her sufferings, her grief of their ingratitude for the goodness of God - in a spirit of love and reparation.
None felt so much as Mary did the degradation of mankind since the fall. None grieved so over it, as She thought how very beautiful God had made His creatures, and how terribly they had spoiled His work. Since She was without sin - these feelings were felt more keenly. Mary possessed the Sacred Heart. Both Hearts long for the salvation of mankind - for the fallen human race. They work together but not equally for our Redemption.
What are Mary's own to learn from this thought of Mary as the perfect adorer of the Sacred Heart of Jesus? We must imitate Her. We must keep Jesus with us. We can frequently go to Holy Communion or make constant Spiritual Communions. Jesus will dwell with us as long as we try to remain pure and beg Him to come. When Jesus dwells in a soul - that soul will live in imitation of Mary - doing good where ever it goes.
The Sacred Heart of Jesus thirsts for souls imbued with the spirit of Mary. Mary-like souls that He can make Himself known and in whom He can repose in peace. He longs to be on Earth with Mary again in Her children. He will love it far more than in the cold tabernacles of our churches where He sits neglected with few adorers before Him.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, true lover of the Heart of Jesus, help us to love Jesus truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. Help us to be united now so that we will be united for all eternity!
Bernadette Porter is a Traditional Catholic, a wife of 42 years with 6 adult home-schooled children and 6 grandchildren. A sincere devotion to Mary, the Mother of God leads me to want to share "The Church's best kept secret" - Mary!