" Thank you, Jesus, for the mystery of your broken heart, a heart broken by us and for us, that has become now the source of forgiveness and new life. The blood and water flowing from your side show me the new life that is given to me through your death. It is a life of intimate communion with you and your Father. But it is also a life that calls me to give all that I am in the service of your love for the world. It is a life of joy, but also of sacrifice. It is a glorious life, but also one of suffering. It is a life of peace, but also of struggle. Yes, Lord, it is a life in water and blood, but no long water and blood that destroy, but water and blood that come from your heart and so bring reconciliation and peace.
"I adore you, Jesus, as I look up at you whom they have pierced. Let the blood and water that flow from your heart give me a new heart to live a new life. I know that in this world water and blood will never be separated. There will be peace and anguish, joy and tears, love and agony. They will be there always -- together -- leading me daily closer to you who give your heart to my heart.
"O, Lord Jesus, I thank you. I praise you. I love you. May our hearts be one so that the world may recognize that it is you who sent me, not to condemn, but to offer your heart to all who search for love." (pages 36-37, 43.44)