Today (Monday) on my Rosary walk, right before the Hail Holy Queen, in my mind, I saw a man standing in front of me, face-to-face, crying. I understood it to be Jesus Christ. It was no ephiphany, but only a faint image and inaudible hearing. He was worn and crying because, in his humanity, he knows rejection and he knows remorse for those who are lost, burning in Hell. This makes him very low – those who reject him and seek lustfully after sin and those who, in their choosing to follow their own ways, are lost to the burning flames. He is even remorseful for the many who, in the hardness of their hearts, were lost in the desert so many thousands of years ago. He did not want that to happen, but they chose to doubt.
He sought from me a pure oblation of love to comfort him. Of course, I offered him my loving obedience, my true desire to follow and serve him and to care for him in his suffering. You do so also, in truth. Offer the Lord your true desire to obey and comfort him. Offer him a pure oblation of your good intentions toward him and his desires for you.
The other day, I considered how God is present amongst us and in us and how so many do not acknowledge Him and do not listen to Him and do not respond to Him. And, if we dwell on this reality, and keeping in mind the deeply-intense love which the Lord, Jesus Christ has for each and every one of us, and how He knows what will happen to those who, in their free will, do not acknowledge, listen and respond, then we can be that conduit through which He cries when He is in our hearts.
Many might say, “God has no emotion.” But we all believe and know that the Lord is True God and True Man. In his glorified humanity, He has emotion. He can cry in us. If you let Him cry in you, then you will also let Him laugh and smile in you. This is true intimacy.
Remember his love for the children of Jerusalem: “As he drew near, he saw the city and wept over it, saying, ‘If this day you only knew what makes for peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes.'”