Interestingly, Msgr. Esseff is a retired exorcist and was a retreat director for Blessed Teresa of Calcutta and many of her sisters around the world.
Msgr. Esseff offers an engaging summary of the history of devotion to the Sacred Heart, including the origins of the concept and practice of “enthronement,” which clearly has implications for vocations. After all, when we acknowledge Christ as Lord of all, vocations happen.
Monsignor’s article contains a beautiful reflection on the call to love and serve the Lord with an undivided heart, and the consequences of settling for less:
“When we choose something less, we become broken. When my heart does not choose the more for which it was made, it is not satisfied; there is always something lacking. The words of St. Augustine explain this: ‘Our hearts are made for you, oh Lord, and they shall not rest until they rest in you.’ Every human heart was made for Jesus and his civilization of love.”
For more on devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, including information on the first Sacred Heart World Congress this October, click here.