I tell my children, “Be greedy!”
We are talking…
“Will you love me for always?” I ask. “What if one day you turn away and don’t want to know me anymore?”
“We wouldn’t do that, Mum!”
But what if one of them did? Would I shout, “Go! I don’t want your love if you are so unappreciative of all I’ve done for you”? No. I pull my children close. I would never do that. I love with a mother’s heart, a heart that loves deeply and forever.
“If that happened, I would love you even more, Mum, to make up,” someone assures me, as she wraps her arms about me. "I want your love."
I smile. Even though that child-shaped hole in my life would never close, and the yearning for my missing child’s love never fade, my heart would be consoled.
I wonder how God feels when we turn away from His love. I say, “God has all this love He wants to give us and we don’t always want it. We are indifferent.”
I tell my children, "Be greedy... in a St Therese kind of way. It's quite all right. There's enough to go round. The love Jesus has for us is never-ending."
We are in the Communion line. We genuflect low as we whisper, “Dear Jesus give us the love and grace no one thinks to ask for. We want it. We need it. We want to love.”
Console the Heart of Jesus.