Man cries out like Christ himself, who turned to God “with loud cries and tears” (Heb 5:7), especially in Gethsemane and on the Cross; man cries out to God just as Christ cried out to him, and thus he bears witness that he shares in Christ’s sonship through the power of the Holy Spirit.
-St. John Paul II
How can we know a sincere and fervent love, unless we see it in the midst of thorns and crosses, and particularly when it is left among them for a long time?
-St. Francis de Sales
Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, filled with infinite love, accept the consecration that I make to You of all that I am and all that I have. Take my body, my mind, my heart, and my soul. Draw me, day by day, ever nearer to Your Sacred Heart.