Theology of the Heart: Wisdom of the Heart- Bl. Mother Teresa of
I THIRST...FOR YOU
A Meditation based on the Spiritual Teachings of Blessed Mother Teresa
Behold I stand at the Door and Knock… (Rev 3:20)
It 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.
And 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, and 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…’ (Jn 15:10)
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 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. And 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 dignity you have often forgotten, a
beauty you have 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. I 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. And I carried it all for
you, so 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 – with the even greater emptiness of sin. Do you thirst for
love? ‘Come to Me all you who thirst… (Jn 7:37). 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 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
your 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 all 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 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 I cannot forgive or heal’ so come now, and unburden
your soul. No 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 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…’ (Jn 19:28). Yes, I
thirst for you – as the rest of the psalm verse I was praying says of
Me: ‘I looked for someone to console me and I found none…’ (Ps 69:21).
All 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 have ever done 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…’
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