Friday I went to Adoration. While looking upon the Crucifix I asked Jesus, “Lord, how bad did it hurt?” This is how Jesus answered my question.
“It hurt Me very badly, but what hurt most of all, was the lack of love. That was the most excruciating pain there was. It was the absence of love, which Crucified Me.” “Have you ever felt unloved?” ”Have you ever made anyone feel unloved?”
As the Lord spoke these words to me, a physical pain actually gripped me. I remembered the times I have felt unloved in my life. It was a horrible, horrible feeling. I remembered feeling so hurt, I could hardly stand it. I begin to understand the “agony” of our Lord, hanging on the Cross. Feeling “abandoned” of love.
I then went to our Lord’s second question to me. “Have you ever made anyone feel unloved?” How my head dropped as I set there remembering words or actions which came from myself, possibly making others “feel unloved.” How ashamed I became.
Remembering our Lord’s words to me, “It was the absence of love which Crucified Me,” I understood we “crucify” others when we fail to love. We nail them to a tree and they are in “deep” agony. There is not a worse “feeling” in the world then feeling unloved, alone, and abandoned.
Ask yourself today, as I will daily, “Does Jesus know I love Him?” “How can I make someone feel loved?” Do I want Jesus at the end of the day asking me, “Have you made anyone feel unloved?”
God Bless, SR