Now, Jesus Christ is really here. Have you recognized Him? He’s been here the whole night. Have you really seen Him? And this is what He wants to say to you right now, so close your eyes and imagine right in front of you, that Jesus is here, because he is. He’s always here with us; He never leaves us, and this is what He says: “Behold, I stand at your door and knock. It is true; I stand at the door of your heart right now, day and night, even when you’re not listening, even when you doubt it could be me, I am here.
I await even the smallest sign of your response, even the least whispered invitation that will allow me to enter into your heart. I want you to know that whenever you invite me I always come, always, without fail. Silent and unseen, I come, but with infinite power and love in bringing the many gifts of my Spirit. I come with my mercy, with my desire to forgive and heal you, and with a love for you beyond your comprehension, a love every bit as great as the love I receive from my Father. As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you. I come longing to console you and give you strength, to lift you up and bind all your wounds. I bring you my light to dispel your darkness and all your doubts. I come with my power that I might carry you and all your burdens with my grace to touch your heart and transform your life, and my peace I will give to your soul.
I know you through and through; I know everything about you. The very hairs of your head I have numbered. Nothing in your life is unimportant to me. I have followed you through the years and I have always loved you even in your wanderings. I know every one of your problems. I know all your needs and all your worries, and yes, I know every one of your sins. But I tell you again that I love you. Not for what you have or haven’t done. I love you for you, for the beauty and the dignity my Father gave you by creating you in His own image. It is a dignity that you have often forgotten, a beauty you have tarnished by your sin, but I love you as you are. I have shed my blood to set you free and win you back. If only you ask me tonight with faith, my grace will touch all that needs changing in your life, and I will give you the strength to free yourself from sin with all its destructive power. I know tonight what is in your heart. I know your loneliness and all your hurts, all the rejections, the judgments, the humiliations. I carried it all before you. I carried it all for you, so you might share my strength and my victory. I know especially tonight your need for love. How you’re thirsting to be loved and cherished and how you have often thirsted in vain by seeking that love, selfishly, striving to fill the emptiness inside with passing pleasures, with an even greater emptiness of sin.
Do you thirst for love? Come to me all who thirst. I will satisfy you and fill you. You want to be cherished? I cherish you more than you can imagine, to the point of dying on the cross for you. I THIRST FOR YOU, yes that’s the only way to even begin to describe my love for you. I THIRST FOR YOU, I thirst to love you and to be loved by you, that is how precious you are to me. I THIRST FOR YOU. Come to me and I will fill your hearts and heal your wounds, I will make you a new creation and tonight I will give you peace, even in the midst of all your trials. I THIRST FOR YOU. You must never doubt my mercy, my acceptance of you, my desire to forgive, my longing to bless you and live my life for you. I THIRST FOR YOU. If you feel unimportant in the eyes of the world that matters not at all. For me there is no one any more important in the entire world than you. I THIRST FOR YOU. Open to me, come to me, thirst for me. Give me, tonight, your life and I will prove to you how important you are to my heart.
Don’t you realize that my Father already has a perfect plan to transform your life, tonight- beginning at this very moment? Trust in me, ask me every day to enter and take charge of your life and I will. I promise now before my Father in heaven that I will work miracles in your life. Why would I do this? Because I THIRST FOR YOU, don’t you get it? All I ask of you tonight is that you entrust yourself to me completely. I’ll do everything else. Even now, I see the place my Father has prepared for you in my kingdom. Remember that you are only a pilgrim in this life; you are on a journey home. Sin can never satisfy you or bring you peace you seek. All that you have sought outside of me has only left you more empty, so do not cling to the things of this life. Above all, do not run from me when you fall. Come to me without delay. When you give me your sins you give me the joy of being your Savior. There is nothing I can not forgive and heal, so come now, at this moment, and give me your heart. Unburden your soul. No matter how far you may wander, no matter how often you neglect me or forget me, no matter how many crosses you may bear in this life, there is one thing I want you always to remember, one thing that will never change: I THIRST FOR YOU. Whenever you open the door of your heart, whenever you come close enough, you will hear me say to you again and again, not in mere human words but in the spirit, no matter what you have done: I love you for your own sake. Come to me with your misery and your sins, with your troubles and needs, with all your longings to be loved. I stand right now at the door of your heart and knock. Open to me. I THIRST FOR YOU.” Amen.
PS: As always I will keep you in the intentions of the daily mass