I love this painting. Fr. Quinn brought it back from his spiritual direction down in Mundelein with IPF. I just couldn't take my eyes off the painting of our Lord when Father first showed it to me. I loved it so much, I had to get it also. There is a 'fullness' present here, that draws me close to Jesus. He is waiting it seems to be approached, He longs to reveal His heart, if we but seek entrance, if we but come close to Him. Look further, in the upper left hand corner, there is the window, with a view; a view of the outside world. We must follow Jesus freely, as Mother Teresa told us: " Love Jesus Trustfully, without looking back, without Fear." There is no force with Love. Only Freedom.
"Freedom is that state in which the heart is no longer attached to anything, but can follow God's will." (St. Francis de Sales)
Soul of Christ, sanctme, Body of Christ, Save me, Water from the side of Christ, Wash me, Passion of Christ, Strengthen me, O Good Jesus hear me, Within Thy wounds, hide me, suffer me not to be separated from Thee. From the malicious enemy, defend me, and in the hour of my death, call me, and bid me come unto Thee, that with Thy saints, I may praise Thee forever and ever. Amen