Esmey Herscovitch RSCJ reflects on entering into the Heart of Jesus.
“Come to me all you who labour and are burdened and I shall give you rest.
Shoulder my yoke and learn from me for I am gentle and humble of heart and you will find rest for your souls.” (Matthew 11:28-30)
We are invited to come to him – to be refreshed and sustained; in entering into the Heart of Jesus we enter into the Heart of God, into the heart of the world with all its struggle and pain.
We are invited to share his yoke – to be for the heart of the world the heart of God as we accompany others, share their lives in ministry and prayer.
We are invited to learn from him – to enter into his designs, learn of his longings and of his love for the world as well as for ourselves.
Twice in this passage Jesus promises “you will find rest” – the rest that comes from the reassurance of being loved and of being accompanied, whatever the struggle or darkness.
So, basing this prayer on a verse by Noel Davis:-
Let us be, in the stillness of His Heart that His Heart may be in all we do.