So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. – 2 Corinthians 16-21
My friend James created this for me. It is the 4 hearts, Sacred Heart of Jesus, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Guardian Heart of Saint Joseph, and the Beloved Heart of you and me. It is from images that pop in my head that I have had in prayer over time. At first I saw only 3 hearts. Sacred, Immaculate, and Beloved (which is my heart and your heart). Our Lady soon started pointing me towards Joseph and his guardian heart. I wrote the prayer of the Beloved to the Holy Family. The beloved heart which belongs to you and me was a broken heart but it was sown back together by Christ with the thorns of suffering, with the helmet of salvation against false ideology that He wore on his head. Our heart becomes beloved when we understand the love God has for us and stop believing the lies of the accuser. We rest in the heart of Jesus, which is in the bosom of the Father. Mary and Joseph, the whole Holy Family lives there. The roses of love blooming from the intercession of His mother. Originally, I saw one white rose for purity, and one red for love coming off of the Beloved Heart. But as Mary pointed me to her earthly spouse, the lilies of purity became part of the picture.
I showed this to James well over a year ago. James had publicly stood next to me in the battle with our Catholic School. I didn’t know him before that but through that ordeal we prayed a lot. He has a great love for God. He recently started Exodus 90 with a group of men. He also started reading the Manual for Men by Bishop Thomas Olmsted. He told me something he saw while doing this triggered his memory of my drawing. Then he created this for me. Exactly what I saw. Isn’t God amazing?
These hearts rest in the Divine Will (God willing, mine does). God’s timing is perfect and I feel as though God is about to do something BIG because he prompted James to create this. May your heart rest in the Divine Will and may you all have peace and blessings today. My friend Lucy recently sent me this song. I think it portrays how God chases us so our heart will rest in his.