“May Jesus be in your mind, Jesus in your heart, Jesus on your lips, Jesus in all your works.” –Saint Gaspar del Bufalo
My mind, my heart, my lips, my works. Does Jesus rest in them all?
You see… I am not just a Roman Catholic… I am also a romantic Catholic! *cymbal clash* Haha 😉
Romantic because Jesus always has me on His mind, His heart, His lips, His works! In this Divine romance, how can I offer back to Him all of me? Well… if I really look into my core, the purity of my intentions matters.
As for my mind… do I merely wish to be powerful?
As for my heart… do I merely wish to “use” God to fulfill my “needs”?
As for my lips… do I merely wish to sound filled with the Spirit, in my own search for human approval?
As for my works… do I merely wish to appear a devoted daughter of God?
I have no power; it is Christ’s power alone.
My heart is a heart of flesh because of the One who made me. Otherwise, it would be a heart of stone.
My lips speak goodness only because He has first spoken goodness to me and offered me tenderness, mercy, and an image of a love that touches and affirms and endures, even in infidelity.
My works are mere gifts from Our Lord. My devotion is nothing of my own doing. I simply give my “fiat” and cooperate with God.
God is the source of all grace! In Him alone do I trust. In Him alone do I learn how to truly love. I pray that I can always grow better at having Jesus in my mind, in my heart, on my lips, and in all my works.