On this solemn feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, we need to reflect on the nature of the heart, and the truth of the reality.

The purer the heart is, the larger it is, and the more able it is to find room within it for the a greater number of beloved ones; while the more sinful it is the more contracted it becomes, and the fewer number of beloved can it find room for, because it is limited by self-love, and that love is a false one.

St John of Kronstadt