Ave Maria Meditations
Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is one of those which should be especially dear to us. And why? Because it honors Christ Jesus not only in one of His states or particular mysteries, but in the generality and totality of His love, that love where in all His mysteries find their deepest meaning.
Although being a clearly defined devotion, devotion to the Heart of Jesus is something that is universal. In honoring the Heart of Christ, it is no longer on Christ as infant, youth, or victim that our homage lingers, but on the Person of Jesus in the plenitude of His love.
Moreover the general practice of this devotion tends to render to Our Lord love for Love: to penetrate all our activity with love in order to please Christ Jesus. The special exercises of this devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus are but so many means of expressing to our divine Master this reciprocity of love.
Blessed Columba Marmion