The author of the following reflection based on the
writings of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta does not want to be
identified. I wanted to share it with you nonetheless, for it is
very powerful. Spend some time to ponder it in your heart; make it
available to family and friends. I hope and pray that many souls
will be genuinely touched.
is true. I stand at the door of your heart, day and night. Even
when you are not listening, even when you doubt it could be Me, I am
there. I await even the smallest sign of your response, even the
least whispered invitation that will allow Me to enter. I want you
to know that whenever you invite Me, I do come – always,
without fail. Silent and unseen I come, but with infinite power and
love, 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 have received from the Father. “As
much as the Father has loved Me, I have loved you.” (John
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; My peace I give to still 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 your needs and your worries.
Yes, I know all 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 you have often forgotten, a beauty you
tarnished by sin. But I love you as you are, and I have shed My
Blood to win you back. If you only ask Me 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 and all its destructive power.
know what is in your heart – I know your loneliness and all
your hurts – the rejections, the judgments, the humiliations; I
carried it all before you. I carried it all for you, so that you
might share My strength and victory. I know especially your need for
love - how you are thirsting to be loved and cherished. But how
often have you thirsted in vain, by seeking that love selfishly,
striving to fill the emptiness inside you with passing pleasures –
the the even greater emptiness of sin. Do you thirst for love?
“Come to Me all you who thirst ...”
I will satisfy you and fill you. Do you thirst 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 is 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 heart and heal your wounds. I will make you a new creation
and give you peace; even in 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 in 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 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 you life, beginning from this moment? Trust in Me.
Ask Me every day to enter and take charge of your life – and I
will. I promise you before My Father in Heaven that I will work
miracles in your life. Why would I do this? Because I THIRST FOR
YOU. All I ask of you is that you entrust yourself to Me completely.
I will do the rest.
Even now I behold the place My Father has prepared for
you in My Kingdom. Remember that you are a pilgrim in this life, on
a journey home. Sin can never satisfy you, or bring you the 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 Saviour.
There is nothing that I cannot forgive and heal; so come now, and
unburden your soul.
matter how far you may wander, no matter how often you forget Me, no
matter how many crosses you may bear in this life, there is one thing
that I want you to always remember, one thing that will never change.
I THIRST FOR YOU – just as you are. You don't need to change
to believe in My love, for it will be your belief in My love that
will change you. You forget Me and yet I am seeking you every moment
of the day – standing at the door of your heart and knocking.
Do you find this hard to believe? Then look at the cross, look at My
Heart that was pierced for you. Have you not understood My cross?
Then listen again to the words I spoke there, for they tell you
clearly why I endured all this for you: “I
thirst ...” (John 19:28)
I thirst for you – as the rest of the psalm verse I was praying
says of Me: “I looked for love and I found
none ...” (Psalm 69: 20)
your life I have been looking for your love – I have never
stopped seeking to love you and be loved by you. You have tried many
other things in your search for happiness; why not try opening your
heart to Me, right now, more than you ever have before? Whenever you
do 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 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, and with all your longing to be
loved. I stand at the door of your heart and knock. Open to Me, for
I THIRST FOR YOU ...”