His Heart is merciful. His Love has the power to heal all wounds, even the most deep and painful. Knowing the tenderness, He slowly and gently purifies the wounds of our hearts with His everlasting love. He knows how much we can handle, and never lets the pain exceed our capacity to bare it. For like any wound that heals, it first needs to be purified and cleansed. With the wounds of our hearts, He purifies and cleanses it with His Sacred blood flowing from His Sacred Wound in His Side. In His mercy and kindness He yearns for us to come to Him so He can heal us from all our hurts and painful memories. Only He can do this. Only He can truly heal the wounds from our past.
During a meditation on one painful memory that was reawakened due to recent events, Our Holy Mother Mary and Jesus intervened and began the healing process. It was from my childhood, where there was criticism of work I did on a school project. I had worked very hard, and it was painful because I did my very best, but was hurt because it seemed even my best was not good enough. I felt very alone when recalling this memory. But in my meditation, Mary and Jesus were present this time. I turned to Mary and asked her to look at my project because I worked so hard on it. Mary would not take her eyes off me. At first, I didn’t understand why she wouldn’t look at my project. I wanted her to tell me that she knew I worked hard on it. But then through her loving gaze, I realized why she wouldn’t take her eyes off me. She wanted me to know she and Jesus didn’t love me for “what I had done”, they loved me for “who I was” and that I was made in God’s image and likeness. No matter how much I may succeed or fail at any school project wasn’t important, what was important was that they loved me either way. Jesus and Mary loved me regardless. It was a very healing moment and one that I have not forgotten, nor will ever forget.
After this time in meditation, when recalling painful memories, I began to see how Jesus and Mary were always present, even though at the time I didn’t know it. And I know, with great peace, they’re always here with me even now. And when I feel alone and hurt by others in my life, all I need to do is take a moment to rest in Jesus’ Heart, and I then again feel the love of Jesus and Mary looking at me with her loving gaze — because they love me because of who God created me to be, and I do not need to do anything else but turn to them and seek their love always. And rest in the assurance of knowing they will never turn away, never abandon me. They will always love me with pure, unconditional love.