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Heating up the Coffee, Refreezing the Ice Cream

When I woke up this morning, the temperature was 15 degrees F, or -9.4 C. It was freezing cold.

In Florida and the Philippines, especially in the summer, the temperature could go to the high 90s. We could never retire in Florida, nor even visit the Philippines, because of the unbearable heat (to us) there. But we can manage even with this kind of weather where we are.

Speaking of cold and heat, our Lord said: “I know your works; I know that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either cold or hot. So, because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth." Rev 3:15-16

I can relate to that. I can not drink lukewarm coffee nor eat melted ice cream. Most don't, I think. I would heat up the coffee and refreeze the melted ice cream.

God did not just love us lukewarmly. He loved us to the extreme. When He came as a baby He endured the cold of the cave, and when He hang on the cross His broken flesh seared under the noonday sun. No wonder the image of the Sacred Heart shows His heart burning with the fire of His Divine love. And that love is for us . . . all of us.

That is why in our spiritual life it does not make sense to say: "I'm okay. I do not do anything bad. That is enough." That is being lukewarm in our faith.

We.must seek Him, come close to Him, so that we can be enkindled with the fire of His love. And having been enkindled with the fire of His love, we can then spread that fire to others . . . and set the world on fire with love for Him.

In other words, we must be in love with Him, madly in love with Him, more than with any other person we love. Because He was madly in love with us first, and still is, and will always be. #

"O Sacred Heart! O Love Divine! Do keep us near to Thee; And make our love so like to Thine That we may holy be.

Heart of Jesus hear! O heart of Love Divine! Listen to our Prayer; Make us always Thine".

My Sacred Heart at Home

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