The Servants of Charity
Divine Providence Province
Selfless Love to the Loveless World!!
Today, we are in a world where cardiovascular disease is the leading global cause of death, accounting for 17.3 million deaths per year. Humanity is heavy laden with anxieties and emotional difficulties which lead to “burn out” and in order to get relief we go to the physician and various specialists. Jesus our divine healer says, “Come to me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
To know God’s love in Jesus and to share it with others is the central message of the Gospels. The message of the Sacred Heart is one of God’s deep and intimate love for us. The heart is the emblem of love; it represents the core of the person; and is the seat of emotion and love.
Today, we are living in a “love-starved world” that means a “loveless world.” The word “love” is over used and is being tarnished, in many ways, with only a pleasurable and emotional definition. Jesus’ love and mercy is not sentimental, but it is a selfless one.
Fr. Guanella’s spirituality was strongly fixed on the person of Jesus Christ in His Sacred Heart. He experienced the “burning furnace of charity.” Our Congregation was born out of the heart of a merciful Father. Fr. Guanella received a special inspiration to place our charitable institutes under the Heart of Jesus.
As we renew our vows by devotion under the patronage of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, let us recall the words of our holy Founder: “The members of the institute should be one heart and one soul with the mind and love of the Divine Heart.” The Heart of Jesus is a Heart of a Father which is extremely good. Henceforth, our religious consecration and apostolate should be formed by the love of the Father that is manifested in Christ who is meek and humble of heart.