“When I look into my Heart, I cannot hold back my love. It always wants to pour itself out on men, to envelop them and to give itself to them”.

How does the fire of love burn in our Father’s Heart, wanting to give itself to us!


This is what divine love is like: it always wants to give itself and never ceases. Certainly, one can close oneself to it. But this cannot diminish, much less extinguish the fire in the Heart of God. Even if we do not allow it to enter our heart so that it can bring us its light and warmth, the fire is not extinguished.

“God is love” (1 Jn 4:8) and possesses in Himself its fullness. It is an unquenchable flame. If God were not like this, He would not be our loving Father.

If we want to become persons full of love, burning with love, then we must draw near to this fire. To the extent that our heart is filled with the love of God – which is the Holy Spirit poured into our hearts (Rom 5:5) – to the extent that it is freed from disordered self-love and from all coldness, it will also become a source of love.

When God dwells in our hearts, illuminating even its innermost recesses, then His fire enkindles us and permeates us, wanting to pour Himself out on men also through us.

In this way, we become people who love and who now have a share in God’s longing for His own. The more we allow ourselves to be moved by His Spirit, the more perseveringly we will carry out the works of God and cast the nets of love.