|The Scourging by Rubens|
Yesterday someone sent me a powerful video interview with Jim Caviezel, the actor who portrayed Christ in the film. That movie was a life changing event for so many. I think I will watch it again on the Feast of the Sacred Heart this Friday. O Jesus, meek and humble of heart make my heart like unto Thine. Make me, in the words of St. Teresa of Avila, a "burning furnace of charity."
Jesus poured out every drop of His blood for ME, to save ME from my many sins...to make it possible for ME to be with Him one day in heaven. What have I ever done for Him?
St. Ignatius wants us to be moved to tears when we see the sufferings of Christ. He wants ME to realize how MY sins drove the nails into His hands and feet. MY sins fueled the rage that drove the horrible flagrum into Christ's body. MY sins pounded the thorns into his Sacred Head. MY sins mocked and insulted Him as he hung on the cross. MY sins added to the sorrows of Mary and wounded her Immaculate Heart.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on me and on the whole world.